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Exhibition of social documentary photos underway at Iranian Artists Forum

Date: 16 April 2017

The seventh exhibit of the Sheed Photography Awards, which are presented to documentary works on social themes, opened in the Iranian Artists Forum on Friday 14 April 2017.

Works by 13 photographers including Azadeh Besharati, Azin Haqiqi, Ali Khara, Morteza Rafikhah, Hamed Sodachi, Sadeq Suri, Javad Maktabi and Adel Pazyar, selected by members of a jury, are being shown until April 23.

Yumi Goto, an independent art and documentary photographer from Tokyo, along with several Iranian photographers selected the collection of photos on display.

Photos by Mahin Mohammadzadeh and Farshid Tighesaz, the two Sheed winners in 2016, are featured in the special section of the exhibit.

In addition, a number of workshops have been arranged during the event.

Photographer Heidar Rezai will review documentary photography in the media today, while the photography of crisis by Vahid Salemi will review the Plasco tragedy on Monday. 

Plasco, a 17-storey mega mall in downtown Tehran, collapsed to the ground three and a half hours after it caught fire on January 19, and sixteen firefighters and a number of citizens lost their lives in the tragic incident.


Social documentary photography will be discussed by Kiarang Alai on Wednesday.

The Iranian Artists Forum is located on Musavi St., off Taleqani Ave.

Photo: Art enthusiasts visit the seventh exhibit of the Sheed Photography Awards at the Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran on April 14, 2017. (Honaronline/Alireza Farahani)

Source: Tehran Times