Image of the Year exhibit announces winners

December 21, 2008

TEHRAN -- The winners of the Sixth Image of the Year Exhibition were announced during a ceremony at the Iranian Artists Forum (IAF) on Friday.

Although the exhibit was primarily non-competitive, young artists in the three sections of cartoon, photo and graphic design, competed for the Mohsen Rasoulov Award during the exhibit that was held at IAF from December 4 to 19.
At the ceremony, Seifollah Samadian spoke of the continuation of the exhibit for six years, which he said shows the interest of Iranian artists in holding such events, and commented on the non-competitive nature of the exhibit.
“The latest edition was received enthusiastically by artists who competed for the Mohsen Rasoulov Award. Due to the large quantities of artwork on display, we were forced to display some works on LCD monitors, over which many artists expressed their dissatisfaction,” he said.
Attended the ceremony, Mohsen Rasoulov’s brother Ehsan announced that in near future, the Mohsen Rasoulof Cultural Art Foundation will be established to commemorate a young Iranian photographer who lost his life at the age of 25 in an airplane crash.
Actress Fatemeh Motamed-Arya, Seifollah Samadian and director Kambuzia Partovi presented the awards to the winners.
Atefeh Khademorreza won the first prize for her film “Dragonfly’s Dream.” At the Photojournal section, the first prize went to Mona Hubefekr. First prize was awarded to Babak Bordbar in the Social Documentary Photo section.
Naeim Ahmadi was awarded the first prize in the Sport Photo section. First Prize in the Art and Artist Photo section went to Nazanin Pir-Mohammadi. In the Other Look Photo section, Babak Kazemi won the first prize.
In the Sport in Tehran City Regions, Payam Parsaii won the first prize, the second prize went to Mohammad Nikuharf Maher and Amir Talaii was awarded with the third prize.
Samaneh Haj-Rezaii won the first prize at the Graphic section of the gala and in the Cartoon section, first prize went to Shahin Kalantari.
Photo: Secretary of the Sixth Image of the Year Exhibition Seifollah Samadian (1st L) awards winners during a ceremony at the Iranian Artists Forum on December 19, 2008. (Kian Amani)