Iranian photographers win awards at Naryn Intl. Photography Exhibition

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TEHRAN — Iranian photographers have won prizes in all six categories at the 3rd Naryn International Photography Exhibition in Kyrgyzstan.

Winners in the Open Monochrome, Open Color, Life Color, Creative Color, Photojournalism and Travel categories were announced by organizers last week.

The exhibition is organized under the auspices of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) and the Photographic Society of America (PSA).

The light blue FIAP badge, which is the most prestigious prize of the exhibition, was awarded to Behzad Azimi, who also won the FIAP gold medal for his photo “Survivor” in the Creative Color category.

Mehdi Zabolabbasi won the Open Monochrome FIAP gold medal for his “Fishing”, which depicts an Iranian fisherman.

The FIAP ribbons of this section were won by Mitra Sadat Amini for his photo “Stagnation”, and Ali Mohammadi for his photo “Dog Love”.

Several photographers, including Hossein Davoodi, Davood Rastegaria and Reza Khaledi also received honorable mentions.

In the Life Color section, the FIAP gold medal was awarded to Bahman Zarei for his photo “Sleep”, which depicts a collared dove lying on its nest and a man sleeping under the nest.

The PSA Gold Medal for this section went to Ali Mohammadi for his ‘Get Rid of Cancer’ photo showing a child preparing to be discharged from a medical center after recovering from cancer.

Mohammad Esteki, Maryam Sadat Ahmadi and several other Iranian photographers received honorable mentions.

All of the top prizes in the Creative Color category went to Iranian photographers.

The PSA Gold Medal was awarded to Amir-Masud Arabshahi for his “My Own World”.

The FIAP Ribbons were awarded to Amir Enayati for “Carpets and Patterns” and Mehdi Veisanian for “Askestan”.

Arlen Keshishian won the FPC Trophy for “Perspective”.

The awards in the Photojournalism section were won by Iranian photographers.

“Accident” by Amir Masud Arabshahi won the FIAP gold medal and “Involved” by Amir Badrazimi received the PSA gold medal.

A FIAP ribbon was awarded to Ali Mohammadi for “Cold Coffins”, and the FPC Trophy was awarded to Mohammad-Ali Khorasani for “Brawler”.

Farzin Izaddoost’s “Holy Surp Hovhannes Church” won a FIAP Ribbon in the Travel category, while the FPC Trophy was awarded to Amir-Masud Arabshahi for “All Together”.

In the Open Color section, Amir Enayati was the only Iranian photographer to be honored with a FIAP ribbon for his photo “The Window of Hope”.

A jury consisting of Djordje Vukicevic from Serbia, Mohammadreza Masumi from Iran and Yuksel Acikgoz from Turkey chose the winners in all categories.

A public presentation of a selection of submissions to the exhibition will take place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on June 11.

Photo: “Survivor” by Iranian photographer Behzad Azimi won the FIAP gold medal at the 3rd Naryn International Photography Exhibition in Kyrgyzstan.

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