Iranian photographer wins award at Pictures of the Year  

February 24, 2019

TEHRAN – Iranian photographer Jalal Shamsazaran has won the Environmental Vision Award at the 76th Pictures of the Year International Competition (POY) in the U.S.

Shamsazaran received the award for his collection “The Wind Will Take Us Away”, which covers the ongoing drought and mismanagement of the crisis in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, the organizers announced last week.

As world’s oldest and most prestigious photojournalism program and contest, POY is organized annually by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri.

Judging photos and selecting winners and photographers of the year in different categories will continue until March 1. 

Photo: A photo from Iranian photographer Jalal Shamsazaran’s series “The Wind Will Take Us Away”. 


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