Award of Excellence

Karim Mottaghi

Mamaat Art Collective
Mohammad Baqer Sadeghian is in charge of the clerics of Vadi-Rahmat Cemetery, at the end of the day, he checks the signs and addresses of the graves so that no mistakes are made, and recites the Qur'an and prayers at the graves of the victims ordered by their relatives. He said: "These victims are really oppressed, they go to the hospital on their own and never return, even in the funeral rites of these victims, sometimes none of their relatives are present or they are very limited."
Born in 1966, Karim Mottaghi is from Tabriz, Iran. MFA degree in photography. University lecturer. Translator of the books: Beauty in Photography (Robert Adams), Kafka and Photography (Carolin Duttlinger), Tete A Tete (Henri Cartier-Bresson), Beauty in Photography (Robert Adams), Photo speak (Gilles Mora), The Visual Dictionary of Photography (David Prakel), Understanding a Photograph (John Berger), The Minimalist Photographer (Steve Johnso), A World History of Photography (Naomi Rosenblum) and Compiler of a pictorial book (the Lake Urmia): BiAban – Secretary of the Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eights National and International Festival of Firoozeh Tabriz. He is a member of Mamaat Art Collective.

[ COVID-19 ] A single photograph, candid and un-staged, that reflects the news or human experience of the impact of COVID-19. The image must be documentary and may be related to news, sports, daily life or lifestyle. Each participant is allowed to enter up to 10 images. The images must be taken in 2019 or 2020.

Judges for COVID-19
Anshika Varma
Jiro Ose
Suejin Shin
Khalil Hamra
Rena Effendi