TEHRAN –(Iranart)- Writer Hamid Hesam was announced as the Islamic Revolution Artist of the Year during a special ceremony at the Art Bureau on Sunday.
He won the title for his latest book “When the Moonlight Was Missing”, which carries the memories of veteran Ali Khoshlafz who was seriously wounded in the 1980-1988 Iran–Iraq war.
He is also the author of “Water Never Dies” based on memories of veteran Mirza Mohammad Solgi who lost his legs in the war.
Painter Hassan Ruholamin, filmmaker Mohammad-Hossein Mahdavian, graphic designer Mohammadreza Doostmohammadi and documentarian Mehdi Naqavian were other nominees for the title.
A large number of cultural figures and Officials, including Islamic Ideology Dissemination Organization director Hojjatoleslam Seyyed Mehdi Khamushi and Art Bureau director Mohsen Momeni-Sharif, attended the ceremony.
Choosing the Islamic Revolution Artist of the Year is part of the programs arranged for the Week of Islamic Revolution Art, which is organized by the Art Bureau to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of documentary filmmaker Morteza Avini.