Iranian photographers in the spotlight at Zhuhai Intl. Photographic exhibition



TEHRAN – Iranian photographers Ahmad Khatiri, Elmira Foruzani and Mohammad Esteki won awards at the 4th Zhuhai International Photography Exhibition in China.

The exhibition is organized every year in collaboration with the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), the Photographic Society of America (PSA) and Euro Foto Art (EFA).

Khatiri’s award-winning photo “Girl Flies in Prayer” received the PSA Gold Medal in the Open Mono section.

The photo shows a little girl opening her arms like wings among a group of Muslims during a joint prayer.

This photo won the FIAP Gold Medal – FIAP Blue Ribbon J2 at the Salon de la Photographie de Vernon-Normandie in France.

Foruzani won the FIAP bronze medal in this category for his photo “Accordion Boy”, which shows an Iranian boy playing the accordion in the hustle and bustle of a street.

Esteki was awarded the PSA Honorable Mention in this section for her photo “Cry Underwater”, which shows a man attending a Muslim religious mourning ritual.

The winners of the 4th Zhuhai International Photography Exhibition were announced last Tuesday.

The prize for the best club in this exhibition was awarded to the Focus Photo Club, the Iranian branch of FIAP, while the Dutch photographer Marcel van Balken was selected as the best FIAP author.

Van Balken also won the FIAP silver medal for the “Curves” photo.

In addition, the FIAP gold medal in the Open Mono section was awarded to “Venom” by Hengki Lee from Indonesia.

The EFA Gold Medal went to Adela-Lia Rusu’s “Wind Shapes” from Romania, while Barry Wong’s “Muscular Ballet Pointe” from Hong Kong won the PSA Silver Medal.

“Bay Area” was the main theme of the exhibition and a large number of photographers also competed in the Open Color section.

The winning photos and a selection of entries for the competition will be featured in an exhibition, which will take place from December 9 to 31 in Zhuhai, a modern city in China’s southern province of Guangdong, on the border with Macau.

A jury made up of professionals Ali Samei, Stefan Toth, Lai Rongzhao, Peng Bang and Zhang Hui selected the winners from nearly 4,000 entries from 44 countries.

Photo: Iranian photographer Ahmad Khatiri’s “Girl Flies in Prayer” won the PSA Gold Medal at the 4th Zhuhai International Photography Exhibition in China.




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