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Sheed Award Photos on Display at IAF

The photo exhibit of the 7th Sheed AwardThe photo exhibit of the 7th Sheed Award

Iranian Artists Forum (IAF) is showcasing selected works of the 7th edition of Sheed Award, an independent award for socio-documentary photography.

The IAF’s Momayez Gallery is displaying works submitted to the exhibition section of the Sheed Award from April 14-23. The venue had previously exhibited selected photos from the 5th edition of the award, Azad News Agency reported.

The first round of selection of works for the award was conducted on April 10 in the presence of veteran filmmaker and photographer Seyfollah Samadian, 63, documentary photographer and photojournalist Newsha Tavakolian, 36, and photographer Mohammad Reza Soltani.

A total of 17 photo collections by 16 photographers were selected in the first round. The collections have entered the second and final stage of the event and are to be judged by Japanese photojournalist, photo curator and publisher Yumi Goto, 33, and Iranian photographer and photojournalist Behrouz Mehri, 46, together with the three judges from the first round. The final collection will participate in the exhibition section of the event.

Sheed Award 2017 will also hold programs on the sideline including workshops and seminars on socio-documentary photography. The details of the program are yet to be published.

The selected works from the current edition of the award will be announced on April 20 at IAF.

Founded in 2010, Sheed Award is an independent, non-profit and non-governmental photography award given to a social documentary photographer annually. The award seeks to encourage and promote social documentary among Iranian photographers.

Iranian Artists Forum is located on Iranshahr Street.

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