Thanks to her sociology background, Goodman was always curious about life in other countries. But having been born in the Bronx and raised in New Jersey, she hadn’t ventured outside of the United States until that 1980 trip. “I just thought that learning about other people was just valuable, and in turn, it helped me understand our culture and our politics better,” Goodman said. “It was the opportunity of a lifetime.” @riverdalepress
Currently on view at the #BronxMuseum
Iran: Women Only focuses on the contemporary women of Iran with a look back at the early work of #photojournalist Randy H. Goodman started almost four decades ago. The 1979 occupation of the US Embassy in #Tehran brought Goodman to Iran for her first foreign assignment. She returned in 1981, with two colleagues, on an exclusive assignment for CBS-TV News and then, were the only American journalists credentialed to work in that country. Her third Iran assignment was for TIME (1983) when she toured the Iran-Iraq war zone, covered breaking news and photographed #AyatollahKhomeini while wearing a borrowed chador. During that period, Goodman navigated her way across this war-torn country in search of the indefinable images that would help bring understanding to what was the enigma of #Iran.