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Iran-Indonesia photo exhibit opens in Tehran
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The Iranian photojournalist Mojtaba Heidari addresses the audience on March 1, 2014 during the opening ceremony of the exhibition of his works and a collection by the Indonesian photographer Puspa Perwitasari at Tehran’s Saba Art and Cultural Institute. (Mehr/Mahmud Rahimi)
The Iranian photojournalist Mojtaba Heidari addresses the audience on March 1, 2014 during the opening ceremony of the exhibition of his works and a collection by the Indonesian photographer Puspa Perwitasari at Tehran’s Saba Art and Cultural Institute. (Mehr/Mahmud Rahimi)
TEHRAN – “Tales of 2 Cities”, a joint exhibition by photojournalists Mojtaba Heidari from Iran and Puspa Perwitasari from Indonesia, was inaugurated at Tehran’s Saba Art and Cultural Institute during a ceremony on Saturday.
 
Islamic Ideology Dissemination Organization (IIDO) Director Seyyed Mehdi Khamushi, Managing Director of Mehr News Agency Reza Moqaddasi, Managing Director of Antara News Agency Saiful Hadi, and the ambassadors of Thailand, Indonesia and Zimbabwe attended the opening ceremony.
 
Seventy-five photos depicting aspects of social life in Jakarta and Tehran have been put on dispaly at the exhibition, the Persian service of MNA reported on Sunday.
 
Heidari is currently collaborating with Iran’s Mehr News Agency. Perwitasari’s collection features photos of Tehran. She works for the Antara News Agency in Jakarta, however, she was not in Iran to attend the ceremony.
 
Speaking at the ceremony, Heidari said that he took the photos during his 9-day trip to the Indonesian capital in 2013.
 
“There are many commonalities about the beauties of Islam and I wanted to show these beauties,” he added.
 
Moqaddasi next expressed his happiness in holding the exhibit here in Tehran.
 
Moreover, Saiful Hadi made a brief speech and said that he had already heard about the kindness of the Iranian people, and he saw this kindness here in Tehran. 
 
The ceremony was brought to an end with each participant placing a signature on the poster of the exhibit. 
 
The exhibit, which has been organized with the help of the two news agencies, will run until March 8 at the institute located on Mozaffar St., off Taleqani Ave., near Felestin Square.
 
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