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Photo exhibit highlights presence of Holy Quran in everyday lives of Iranians
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A poster for the exhibition of Amir-Ali Javadian
A poster for the exhibition of Amir-Ali Javadian
TEHRAN – Iranian photographer Amir-Ali Javadian has highlighted the presence of the Holy Quran in the everyday lives of Iranians in his recent collection, which is currently on display at the Iran Photo Museum, also known as Axkhaneh Shahr.
Entitled “Presence of Quran in Life”, a selection of 30 photos has been put on display in the exhibit to mark the Holy Month of Ramadan. 
“The exhibit showcases different dimensions of the Quran’s presence. Each individual’s intension in holding or reading the Quran has been of special interest for me,” he told the Persian service of ISNA.
The arrival of New Year, the beginning of a new married life, guidance, and protection against disasters are the main themes portrayed in the collection, he said. 
“People’s relationship with the Holy Quran is not something that can be taught, it is inborn. The Quran is the book each individual goes to in seeking protection, or in facing a problem,” he added.
“And I wanted to record the impression and the impact of the Quran upon people while I was taking the photos,” he said.  
“People’s relationship with the Holy Quran reaches its climax during the ‘grand nights’. I can only show their outward appearance, while their inner thoughts and feelings were in turmoil on these nights,” he explained.
The nights of the 19th, 21st, and 23rd of Ramadan are known as the ‘grand nights’ on one of which the Quran was sent down to the Prophet Muhammad (S).
Javadian is a graduate of photography from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Tehran. He teaches photography at different universities.
He has held a number of exhibits in Iran and several other countries including Germany, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. 
The exhibit, which opened on June 29, will be running until August 2 at the museum located on Bahar Shiraz St. near Haft-e Tir Square.

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