Fatemeh Behbudi receives nomination at Vilnius photojournalism festival

November 12, 2018

TEHRAN – Iranian photographer Fatemeh Behbudi has been nominated for an award at the 12th International Festival of Photojournalism – Vilnius Photo Circle in Lithuania, the organizers have announced.

She has received the nomination for her series “Waiting Mothers” in the Circle of Life category. The series focuses on those Iranian women who have lost their children during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war. 

Other nominees are Fabio Bucciarelli, Leonardo Carrato, Cristina Cosmano, Sandra Hoyn, Evgeny Makarov, Olivier Papegnies, Camillo Pasquarelli, Maurizio Di Pietro and Alain Schroeder.

Works by the photographers are scheduled to be showcased in an exhibit titled “Photographers’ Weekend” from November 30 to December 2.

The Lithuanian Press Photographers Club has organized the festival in collaboration with Fujifilm. Photographers from across the world also competing in a section on the theme of “Homework”. Winners will be announced during the exhibition. 

Works by the finalists will also be shown at Gallery 555 on November 30.

Photo: A photo from Iranian photographer Fatemeh Behbudi’s series “Waiting Mothers”.


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