TEHRAN – The winners of the Iran Press Photo Awards were honored during a ceremony at the Iranian Artists Forum on Sunday.
The ceremony was attended by Hamid Forutan, the director of the Iranian Photojournalists Association, which is the organizer of the photo awards.
The award in the multimedia section was presented to Abolfazl Nesai.
Mehdi Pedramkhu received the award in the environment section for a collection and Mojtaba Esmaeilzadeh won the award for in the category for a single photo.
In the portrait section, Asghar Khamseh received the award for a collection and Meqdad Madadi won the award for a single portrait.
In the sports category, the award for a collection went to Arya Jafari and the award for single photo was handed to Javid Nikpur.
Jafari dedicated his award to the Iranian female football players and their fans who seriously follow their careers.
Sahar Felgari got the award for a social documentary photo collection and the single social documentary photo award was given to Somayyeh Farzi.
Hossein Velayati received the award for the press photo collection and Yalda Moayyeri won the single press photo award.
In her brief remarks, Moayyeri said, “The problems of female photographers in our country are increasing day by day. The situation is complicated. I am unemployed. Perhaps some don’t like to talk about it, but I must say that I am not alone. I symbolically dedicate my award to the society of Iranian female photographers.”
Mahmud Kalari, Seifollah Samadian, Nader Davudi, Peyman Hushmandzadeh and Reza Moattarian were the members of the jury for the Iran Press Photo Awards.