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French contest picks Mohammad-Ali Berno as Photographer of the Year
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TEHRAN – The Iranian artist Mohammad-Ali Berno has been selected as the 2014 Photographer of the Year at the Prix de la Photographie (Px3), which was held in Paris.
 
The winners of the competition were announced on its website on Tuesday.
 
Berno was honored for his five-photo collection depicting two criminals, who had been caught on a security camera robbing a man and stabbing him in the back, being executed in front of a crowd in a public park in Tehran.
 
“My photos do not carry any political connotation; I’ve just tried to depict the facts in my photos,” Berno said in an interview with the Persian service of ISNA on Wednesday.
 
Depiction of these moments may lead to reducing crime in the society, he added.
 
The Italian photographer Giorgio Bianchi received Best New Talent of the Year Award for his photo collection “Battle in Kiev”.
 
The Prix de la Photographie strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and to introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. 
 
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