Nikol Faridani

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Nikol Faridani (28 December 1935 – 6 February 2008) (Persian: نیکول فریدنی‎) was a famed Iranian Armenian photographer. Faridani was born in 1935 in Shiraz. His family moved to Isfahan when he was two and he completed his elementary education at the Shah Abbas School in Jolfa. Then they moved to Tehran and later to Kerman, and ultimately returned to Tehran in 1955. He got a job with the Iranian Oil Company, where he worked as a photographer for four years. He then was transferred to the Oil Consortium, where he worked for 15 years, gaining experience in geological photography, photomicrography, and aerial photography. He logged over 300 hours in the air as an aerial photographer. He quit in 1975 and started his own business.

Faridani was well known for photographing nature, especially deserts. He travelled extensively in Iran, India, Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan.

Faridani died on 6 February 2008, after suffering from prostate cancer, pneumonia, and Parkinson's disease. He is survived by two daughters from his first marriage.[1]

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