Iranian Photo Exhibit at the National Press Club

Jan 20, 2011, 15:48 ET from National Press Club

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marking the 30th anniversary of the release of American Embassy hostages in Iran, an exhibition of photos by Peter Bregg focusing on developments in Iran during the 444 days that the hostages were held will be on display in the National Press Club lobby from Jan. 21 through Feb. 4.


The 35 images provide a haunting look back at events and personalities surrounding the seizure of the embassy.

The formal opening of the exhibition will be at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21, with remarks in the Conference Rooms at 6:30 p.m.

Bregg will speak about how he covered the hostage crisis as a photographer for Canadian Press. Canadian journalists were allowed entry into Iran during that period.

The event is open to the general public. Journalists who covered the Iran hostage story are welcome to attend and take part in a discussion about their reflections from that period.

Bregg's long professional career also includes assignments as a photographer and photo editor with The Associated Press in London and Washington, where he was a member of the White House News Photographers Association, and as photo editor of Macleans Magazine in Canada. He now teaches photojournalism at Ryerson University School of Journalism in Toronto and freelances as a photographer.

The exhibition is co-sponsored by the International Correspondents Committee and the Photography Committee.

SOURCE National Press Club