Caren worked in Iran during the Persian
Gulf war and, in the spring of 1991, went to southern Iraq in
to photograph the Shi'a uprising against Saddam Hussein's government
after the war. In April 1991 Caren Firouz went to Iraqi Kurdistan
to cover the Kurdish uprising on assignment for Newsweek, resulting
in the April 15, 1991 cover.
in 1991 the Iranian authorities rescinded his press credentials
so Caren went to work in Africa. He was in Somalia for the landing
of the US marines on the shores of Mogadishu and then went to
Kenya and Rwanda for further assignments.
several months in Africa he was forced to return to Iran to look
after family affairs, however the Iranian authorities still would
not issue press credentials. Caren began to do commercial and
advertising photography in Iran until 1998 when press credentials
were reissued albeit for only six months.
Since 1998 Caren has worked as photo editor for Reuters Picture
Service in Iran. Outside of Iran, Caren is a photographer for
Reuters covering stories including, Afghanistan, Iraq, and the
2004 Athens Olympics.