TEHRAN.(Iranart) – Winners of the first festival of photos on mines and the mining industry were honored during a ceremony on Wednesday.
The festival has been organized by the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO).
The first award was presented to photographer Azin Haqiqi, Mohammad Azadi Ahmadabadi received the second award and the third was given to Hamid Sadeqi.
In addition, Bahar Shaqayeq received the jury special award for her portrayal of the Azad-Shahr coal mine explosion in the northeastern Iranian province of Golestan which left 35 people dead in May 2017.
Speaking at the ceremony, IMIDRO director Mehdi Karbasian said that a committee will be established within the organization to connect art and mining for further positive promotion.
Deputy Culture Minister for Artistic Affairs Ali Moradkhani, also attending the program, said that the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance is willing to cooperate in organizing such events.
He also hoped the next edition of the festival would be held internationally.
Photos on the subjects such as “fillings and lava”, “man and mine”, “mine and environment” and “mine and women” were among the participating works at the festival, which ran from July 23 to 26.
Film critic Akbar Alami presided over the jury of the festival, which was composed of Seifollah Samadian, Masud Zenderuh Kermani, Mehdi Alipur, Saed Nikzad and Reza Moattarian.