International 5 Photo Award

25 August 2021 - 03 September 2021

International 5 Photo Award

International 5 Photo Award

OPENING :    25 Aug 2021     18:00 PM GMT

 

The 5 Photo Award is an international photography and video art competition with the goal of bridging the gap between different countries and cultures. 

The festival is inspired by a 500-year-old tree in the suburb of Damavand, located in the village of Aro. Abbas Kiarostami, an acclaimed director and photographer, has photographed this tree every year in different seasons. His photographs have been exhibited in prestigious galleries across the world, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, under the title “Snow White.”

Mehdi Shadizadeh, a documentary photographer and filmmaker, founder of the 5 Photo Award, rephotographed the tree about two years ago and founded the festival to honour this cultural and iconic emblem that represents Abbas Kiarostami’s artistic legacy.

The number “5” is derived from the movie “5” made by Abbas Kiarostami, which was published in 2003 and contains 5 scenes with an average duration of 16 minutes.

Topic:

Landscape

The category of landscape photography was chosen to explore the beauty of nature and capture the purest moments. In landscape photography, the photographer who captures nature’s beauty plays the role of director, while nature plays the role of protagonist.

When we look at art from the Far East, especially Japanese and Chinese art, we see that humans are treated equally to all other aspects in the piece. Humans can be featured as part of nature in photography and are not distinguished from other aspects.

Still Life

Still life photography is a challenging style to master because it requires photographers to blend all of their experiences into a simple but effective arrangement. The goal is to explain a concept or an idea in the most straightforward way feasible. 

The arrangement of the scene is the most important aspect of this style. Rather than just snapping a picture, photographers are more involved in creating the scenario.

 

Awards:

  • Special Award of Fujifilm Iran: Fujifilm X-T30 + Certificate
  • Special Award of Golestan Gallery + Certificate
  • Special Award of Blue Rhino Gallery + Certificate (The works selected in this section will be sold worldwide in the Blue Rhino Gallery)
  • Special Award of Five + Certificate

 

Schedule:

Opening and Awarding Prizes and Commemorating Abbas Kiarostami: 22nd June 2021

Location: Iran Cinema Museum, Valiasr St, Bagh Fredos – 1st August

 

Special Thanks to Jury Team:

  • Lili Golestan
  • Shahram Karimi
  • Kiarang Alaei
  • Sasan Tavakoli Farsani
  • Mehdi Shadizadeh
  • Farhood Nasiri
  • Alireza Shadizadeh
  • Tima Jam

 

Curator :

  • Tima Jam

 

Assistant Curator :

  • Maryam Sajedi
  • Arnis Putnins
  • Cahaya Kala

 

 

 

Artists

Mohammad Hossein Keshavarz

Filmmaker
Video artist

Ali Zanjani

Filmmaker
Photographer

Amir Ranjbaran

Filmmaker
Photographer

Ebrahim Khabazi

Filmmaker
Photographer

Keyvan Fard

Filmmaker
Photographer

Shahram Mirzaie

Filmmaker
Photographer

Shayan Javan Khoshdel

Filmmaker
Photographer

Mehdi Shadizadeh

Photographer

Kiarang Alaei

Photographer

Iman Samady Arvanaghy

Filmmaker
Photographer

Farhood Nasiri

Photographer

Elham Azhari

Photographer

Amirhossein Rostami

Filmmaker
Photographer

Alireza Shadizadeh

Photographer

Shishir Desai

Photographer

Nasim Razmazar

Photographer

Banafsheh Pishkhan

Photographer

Masoud Talebi

Photographer

Shubhodeep Roy

Photographer

Saeed Rezvanian

Photographer

Javid Tafazoli

Photographer

Saeid Nasri

Photographer

Ehsan Haji

Photographer

Reza Sharifi

Photographer

Melika Forouzan Pour

Photographer

Babak Mehrafshar

Photographer

Mostafa Mortazavi

Photographer

Alireza Yazdani Majd

Photographer

Ali Hooshmand

Photographer

Babak Kanaani

Photographer

Keyhan Mohammadi

Photographer

Hadi Yazdi Aznaveh

Photographer

Rahil Heidari

Photographer

Saman Ahmadzadeh

Photographer

Artworks Related To International 5 Photo Award

Like Rain

Mohammad Hossein Keshavarz

Orb

Shayan Javan Khoshdel

Platz

Shahram Mirzaie

Poetry of Life

Keyvan Fard

Snow and Light

Amir Ranjbaran

Landscape

Farhood Nasiri

Landscape

Alireza Shadizadeh

Landscape

Mehdi Shadizadeh

Landscape

Kiarang Alaei

Salty Land

Shishir Desai

Coexistence

Shubhodeep Roy

Dew on the Roses

Private: Azadeh Alizadeh

Noor e khalegh

Alireza Yazdani Majd

Wolves and Azure

Saeed Rezvanian

Waving Sahara

Ramesh Hosseini Lahiji

Wandering in Fog

Keyhan Mohammadi

Vein

Nasim Razmazar

Untitled

Massoud Ahmadzadeh Motlagh

Untitled

Babak Kanaani

Untitled

Masoud Talebi
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