Ancient Iranian Civilization Highlights In Athens Photo Exhibit

A photo exhibition displaying aspects of ancient Iranian civilization is currently underway at the Hellenic Photographic Society in Athens, Greece.

“Iran, Ancient Civilization”, which opened on Saturday, has been organized in collaboration with Iran’s Focus Photo Club and the society, the club announced in a press release on Sunday.

Works by Nima Tajeddin, Amin Dehqan, Maryam Monavvarian, Alireza Rahimi, Ahmad Samei, Amin Zamzam and several other Iranian photographers have been selected for the weeklong show.

A photo by Borna Mirahmadian was picked as best photo of the exhibit by the Hellenic Photographic Society and the photographer was awarded the Gold Medal of the society and a free ticket to Greece.

Several other photos also received honorable mentions.

Ali Samei, the representative of Iran’s branch of FIAP, who was participating in the opening ceremony, gave a brief speech about the history of photography in Iran.

He also introduced several famous Iranian photographers including Kaveh Golestan, Abbas Kiarostami, Reza Deqati and Shadi Qadirian to the participating guests at the ceremony.

In addition, a collection of photos selected from the 4th Khayyam International Exhibition of Photography is on display on the sidelines of the exhibit.

The Focus Photo Club organizes the Khayyam exhibit annually with the help of the Photographic Society of America (PSA) and FIAP.

The Athens exhibit is part of a cultural exchange between Iran and Greece as two ancient civilizations.

The Hellenic Photographic Society and the Focus Photo Club are scheduled to co-organize an exhibition of photos by a number of Greek photographers in Tehran during 2018.

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