First Annual Photography
Competition/Exhibition, Tehran, Fall 2006
all member from Canada, France,
Germany, Hungary, India, Iran,
Iraq, Italy, The Netherlands, Turkey and USA 71 members have taken part in the
Most of the works were sent from Iran. We have just some limited works from
Canada, Iraq and Turkey.
More than 95% of the works were sent at the last days; surely, most of
the photos were chosen in hurry. I've seen many better works of our
members, whose works were omitted. This is the reason, why 13 members'
works were canceled.
More than %20 of the packages were incomplete, and it takes a lot of
time to complete them. Even it was announced, but I took time to
complete the files and all the participants works took part in the
The jury Ms. Maryam Zandi, Mr. Nasser Taghvai, Mr. Esmail Abbasi have
judged the works with patient in two days. CPC &
CAPA thank the jury that have attended the judgment with their
busy time. The report of the competition was announced on web. The
list of the winners and selected works announced on the opening day of
the exhibition on November 3.
The exhibition was announced by posters, invitation cards, email and
websites; it was opened on November 3 at "Haft Samar Art
Gallery" with a huge number of visitors. A great number of Iranian
photographer attended at the exhibition, as well as photographers from
France, Iraq, Italy, Turkey. "Murat Germen", the second winner
from Turkey, and "Soran Abdulla Nakshbandi" and "Jama
Osman Penjweny", our members from Iraq have attended at the
exhibition. We have the great number of visitors on the whole days of
At the opening day, 14 photos were sold.
Iranian TV has mad a report on the exhibition. There was an interview
with some of our members too. Many newspapers and news agencies have
reports the event. "Profession: Artist" magazine has published
a report with the photos of the winners, as well as "Canadian
Camera Magazine" in the winter issue 2006-7. "Creative
Photography magazine" has a report too, as well as many Iranian
websites and www.CAPAcanada.ca,
the website of "The Canadian Association for Photographic
Art". Special thanks to:
- Joy McDonnell the editor-in-chief of Canadian Camera
- Shahriar Tavakoli the editor-in-chief of Profession: Artist
- Afshin Shahroudi the editor-in-chief of Creative Photography
has printed the photos of the exhibition and fixed them on the
- "Nescafe" has served cafe at the opening day.
- "Epson" has published the posters of the exhibition
- The following books were gifted by Iranian photographers:
- Ms. Maryam Zandi gifted 10 volumes of her Photography books.
- Mr. Seifollah Samadian gifted 3 series of "Tasvir" magazine.
- Mr. Afshin Shahroudi gifted 10 volumes of his Photography
- Mr. Jassem Ghazban Pour gifted 10 volumes of his Photography
- Mr. Raffi Avanessian gifted 5 volumes of his Photography
Reseach & Cultural Institute has gifted 20 volumes artistic
- 10 volumes of Mr. Nasrollah Kasraian's
photography books by Caroun.com
- "Farzaneh Koochak Khani," one of
our members, has donated an amount to cost for the rest expenses of the
Koochak Khani, Nima Nasseri, Mitra Samadi, Farnaz Sedighi, Amir
Saeed Gorji, Mina Momeni & Ali Horrieh, all members, had a lot
of their time to do exhibitions' works. Especially thanks to the
help of "Farzaneh
Koochak Khani" for this Competition/Exhibition and the whole
2006 our activities.
At the opening of the exhibition our First Bulletin was published in 60
pages, 1000 copies. This act helped us to introduce more CPC/CAPA to
Iranian Photographers and artists. Thanks to "Haft Samar Art
Gallery" who served us at the best. We appreciate the cooperation
of "Lila Samari" and "Farhad Samari", the managers
of the gallery.
Hope for a better competition/exhibition in the next year