Holding the Sixth Photo Festival Entitled "Manifestations of Iranian Culture and Art" by the Iranology Foundation

Like the previous years, the Iranology Foundation held the sixth Iranology Photo Festival entitled the “Manifestations of Iranian Culture and Art” in 2017 with the purpose of compiling a precious collection of visual and pictorial documents. This Festival, which was held with the cooperation of a number of related organizations and institutes, welcomed all artists and lovers of documenting the rich and everlasting legacy of the land of Iran.

22 October 2016

Place and Time of the Festival

The sixth Photo Festival of the Iranology Foundation on the theme of “Manifestations of Iranian Culture and Art” was held on 05.01.2017 in the Iranology Foundation.

Main Themes of the Photo Festival

The main themes of the Festival were as follows:

1. Iranian jobs (disappearing jobs, dynamic traditional jobs, handicrafts, the tools and methods used in the related jobs)

2. Iranian lifestyle (food, clothing, customs, traditions, games and traditional sports)

3. Manifestations of rural and urban life (in public and family communities)

4. Manifestations of Iranian art in various fields, particularly the ones specific to Iran and representing the Iranian cultural identity

5. Iran in the world (Iranian works in other parts of the world and Iran in the view of the world)

Members of the Scientific and Policy Making Council of the Festival

The members of the Scientific and Policy Making Council of the Photo Festival of the Iranology Foundation were as follows:

• Ghodratollah Alizadeh (Information and International Affairs Deputy of the Iranology Foundation)

• Mohammad Bahramzadeh ( Research Deputy of the Iranology Foundation)

• Atusa Momeni (Director General of the Office for Scientific and International Cooperation of the Iranology Foundation)

• Zohreh Zarshenas (Faculty Member, Shahid Beheshti University)

• Pouran Tahuni (Head of the Higher Education Department of the Iranology Foundation)

• Farshid Shariatmadari (Administrative Affairs Deputy of the Iranology Foundation)

• Mohammad Motarjemzadeh (Photography Expert and Faculty Member at Al-Zahra University)

• Mohammad Javad Salimi (Photography Expert and Faculty Member at Al-Zahra University)

Call for the Photo Festival on the Website of the Iranology Foundation

The call for the sixth Iranology Photo Festival entitled “Manifestations of Iranian Culture and Art” was placed on the Foundation's website on 5 November 2016.

21 December 2016

The deadline for sending the photos to the Festival was extended to 6 January 2017.

17 January 2017

Holding the Final Judgment Session of the Festival

The final judgment session of the sixth Photo Festival of the Iranology Foundation was held on 17 January 2017. In this session seven professional and three amateur photos were chosen as the winners and received some awards. Moreover, 106 photos, including 87 professional photos and 19 amateur photos, were chosen to be displayed in the Photo Exhibition of the Iranology Foundation on 5-12 February 2017. The Board of Referees of the Festival consisted of Afshin Bakhtiyar, Kavoos Sadeqloo, Mostafa Sadr, Mohammad Motarjemzadeh, and Seifollah Samadian. The names of the photographers of the selected photos will be announced on the Foundation's website in the future.

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