Kyrgyz photographer Erkin Boljurov wins top prize at Tehran contest 

May 23, 2017 - 18:39

TEHRAN – Kyrgyz photographer Erkin Boljurov has won the first prize at an Iranian international photo contest on cultural heritage.

The competition was organized by the Tehran Intangible Cultural Heritage Center on the theme of “Intangible Cultural Heritage in Context”.

The winners of the contest were announced during a ceremony in Tehran on Monday.

The second and third prizes went to Maziar Asadi and Jamshid Farajvand-Farda from Iran.

Ibrahim Mahmood from Pakistan, Jacob Keymetlian from Armenia, and Abdorrahman Mojarrad, Saber Qazi and Javad Asgaroqli, all from Iran, won honorable mentions.

In 2006, Iran joined the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, and on April 28, 2010, the agreement regarding the establishment of the Tehran Intangible Cultural Heritage Center was signed by Iran and UNESCO.

The Center was officially inaugurated in November 2012.

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