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Best of Sheed Artworks

Best of Sheed Artworks Best of Sheed Artworks

Tehran Shirin Gallery recently hosted selected artworks of the 6th edition of the 2015 Sheed Award, an independent award for social documentary photography.

The exhibited works were chosen by a jury of five members including Nader Davoudi, Reza Mo’attarian, Behnam Sediqi, Abbas Haji Mohammadi and Arash Khamoushi, the Persian art magazine ‘Tandis’ reported.

A professional talk  on ‘Implementing a documentary photography project’ directed by Mohsen Rastani, photo exhibition ‘The Victims of War’ by photographer Mehdi Monem, and  ‘Tehran Mono-oxide’ by young artist Negar Farajiani, were programs at the event.

Founded in 2010, Sheed Award is an independent, non-profit and non-governmental photography award given to a social documentary photographer annually. Javid Tafazoli and Mahnaz Nazeri were declared winners of the Grand Sheed and awarded cash prizes for their projects. Tafazoli’s project was on the social effects of drought in eastern Iran and Nazeri’s on the environmental effects of the Asaluyeh oil refinery in Bushehr Province.

At the closing ceremony of the exhibition on February 23, Jalal Shams Azaran was selected among the final shortlisted winner of the exhibition section for his photo collection ‘The People Without Sea’, on Iran’s Urmia Lake.

The finalists, photographers Mahsa Imani, Mi’ad Akhi, Azin Haqiqi, Soheila Sanam No, Khashayar Javanmardi and Hamidreza Dastjerdi were commended.