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Sara Zahedi: 2016 European Mathematical Society Prize Winner

Sara Zahedi is 2016’s only female EMS laureate. The 34-year-old has been an assistant professor at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden since 2014. Her research focuses around computational methods to calculate and emulate dynamic geometry, for instance … Continue reading

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Works by Iranian artist Pariyoush Ganji on display in Tehran

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The current exhibition ‘A decade of paintings” is a selection of works from Pariyoush Ganji’s Red, Night and Day Windows, Roses and Water series. Over the past ten years Ganji has worked on several…

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Iranian painter Abolghassem Saidi opens first solo exhibition in Iran

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The newly-founded Tehran gallery “Shahrivar” is currently hosting an exhibition of 30 artworks by Abolghassem Saidi. The exhibition showcases 26 paintings which belong to his personal collection and the other four which are owned…

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Iranian actress’ Motamed-Arya portrait displayed at UN exhibit in New York (Photos)

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A portrait of the acclaimed Iranian actress Fatemeh Motamed-Arya is displayed besides 15 international figures at a multimedia exhibition titled ‘The Transformative Power of Art’ at the UN Exhibits in New York. The exhibition…

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Iran’s ‘Cloudy Children’ from Reza Fahimi is the Grand Prix winner at ‘SSFF and Asia’

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Iranian filmmaker Reza Fahimi’s Cloudy Children emerged as the big winner at the Short Shorts Film Festival and Asia (SSFF & ASIA) 2015, receiving the Grand Prix of the event that was held in…

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Hannibal Alkhas: Christian Iranian painter, sculptor and author (Photos)

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Hannibal Alkhas (1930 – 2010) was a Christian Iranian sculptor, painter and author. His work is deeply inspired by the ancient bas-reliefs and stone sculptures of Ancient Assyria, Babylon and Daric-Persia. Alkhas was born…

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Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: First Iranian artist to have a solo exhibition at the Guggenheim, New York

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Farmanfarmaian, now 92, is a renowned Iranian visual artist known for her geometric style and mirror sculptures. She became the first Iranian artist to have her work featured in a solo exhibition at the…

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Reza Ghasemi wins Iran’s 1st international 100m medal

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Sprinter Reza Ghasemi won the bronze medal in the 100m-event at the 21st Asian Athletics Championships in Wuhan, China Femi Ogunode from Qatar improved his continental mark in the men’s 100m final as he…

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Safi Yazdanian: Iranian film director

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Safi Yazdanian, born 1960 in Tehran, is an Iranian film director, writer, translator and film critic. He graduated in Theater and Cinema Studies in 1988, starting his career as a reviewer and columnist in…

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Video: Awarded Iranian American Chef Ariana Bundy’s beautiful introduction to Persian cuisine on TV at Nat Geo People on May 8th

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Ariana Bundy, an award winning Iranian-American chef and cookbook author of ‘Pomegranates & Roses’, visits the vast and fascinating country of Iran to re-discover her heritage. From the lush green mountains of the Caspian…

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Reza Mirkarimi: Awarded Iranian film director

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Reza Mirkarimi (Persian: رضا میرکریمی ‎, born 1966 in Tehran) is an Iranian film writer and director. He graduated from Fine Arts University in Graphic Arts. His cinema activities began in 1987 with a…

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Reza Attaran: Awarded Iranian actor, director, screenwriter and singer

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Reza Attaran (born 1968 in Mashhad) is an Iranian actor, director, screenwriter and singer. He won in 2008 the Best Actor Award at the Gol Agha Comedy Festival and is regarded as one of…

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Mehdi Fakhimi: Awarded Iranian architect

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Born on September 13, 1980, in Iran, Mohammad Mahdi Fakhimi got a Master’s degree in Architectural Engineering from Azad University in 2006. He founded his first company named “Ideh-Pardazan Akad Group” in 2008 and…

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Kamran Heidari: Iranian film director and photographer

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Born in 1977, in Gachsaran, close to the old city of Shiraz, Heidari directs documentaries and films about the lives of the people who come from his region. In 2012, Heidari directed his very…

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Iranian architect Mahdi Fakhimi from AKAD Design winner of a Silver A’ Design Award in Italy

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The design of Face Top by Mahdi Fakhimi from AKAD Design won the notable Silver A’ Design Award at Interior Space and Exhibition Design Competition in 2014-2015 The design, construction and execution contract of…

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Shahram Mokri: Iranian film director and screenwriter

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Shahram Mokri (Persian: شهرام مکری‎) is an Iranian writer and film director. Born 1977 in Marand, Iran, Shahram Mokri is a graduate of cinema from Tehran’s Soureh College. Raised in a family of movie…

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Tabiat (Nature) pedestrian bridge in Tehran, Iran by Leila Araghian from Diba Tensile Architecture

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Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge is located in the northern part of Tehran in a zone called Abbas Abad Lands; this is a 559Ha area which is mainly dedicated to cultural spaces such as libraries and…

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Mahlagha Mallah: 96 year old Iranian environmental activist

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Mahlagha Mallah, 96, is an environmental activist who has not produced any waste over the past 60 years. Earlier in March, Mehr News Agency ran a report on the founding mother of Iran’s environmental…

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Sepideh Jalali: 25 year Iranian woman initiates a campaign in Tabriz, Iran helping both the environment and disabled people

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Sepideh Jalali, a 25-year-old woman, initiated the charitable campaign which called on people to collect crown corks of bottled water and other plastic containers, hand them over to collecting centers and help buy the…

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Taraneh Alidoosti: Awarded Iranian actress, blogger and writer

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Taraneh Alidoosti is a Crystal-Simorgh winning Iranian actress. In a poll conducted among 130 film critics by Sanate Cinema magazine, she was voted the best Iranian actress of the decade. In 2012, a similar…

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Video: The look of Iranian women from 1910 to 2010

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Iranian Woman 2010 In 1910, women sported monobrows and had pared-down make-up, with a close-fitting hijab. A decade later, the hijab becomes looser and softer around the crown of the head, reflecting social changes…

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Iranian director Teimour Ghaderi: short film “It Hits Upon The Roof” shines in CourToujours Festival in Geneve, Switzerland

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Teimour Ghaderi’s ‘It Hits upon the Roof’ has won the special award of Switzerland’s courtoujours short film festival. The short film It Hits upon the Roof competed with representatives from Russia, France, Tajikistan, Belgium,…

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Negar Javaherian – Awarded Iranian actress

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Negar Javaherian holds a Bachelor Degree in Stage Design from the School of Art and Architecture at Azad University in Tehran, Iran. She started her acting career in theatre at the age of sixteen.…

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Azita Hijian: Iranian actress and director

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She was born on 10 January 1958 in Narmak, Tehran. She graduated in theatre acting and directing from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Tehran, Azita Hajian started stage acting in 1975 and film…

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Reza Attaran: Iranian actor, director, screenwriter and singer

Reza Attaran (born 1968 in Mashhad) is an Iranian actor, director, screenwriter and singer. He won in 2008 the Best Actor Award at the Gol Agha Comedy Festival and is regarded as one of the most creative and prolific Iranian … Continue reading

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Kamran Heidari: Iranian film director and photographer

Born in 1977, in Gachsaran, close to the old city of Shiraz, Heidari directs documentaries and films about the lives of the people who come from his region. In 2012, Heidari directed his very first full-length documentary about the life … Continue reading

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Reza Mirkarimi: Awarded Iranian film director

Reza Mirkarimi (Persian: رضا میرکریمی ‎, born 1966 in Tehran) is an Iranian film writer and director. He graduated from Fine Arts University in Graphic Arts. His cinema activities began in 1987 with a series of shorts followed by two … Continue reading

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Sahar Pakseresht: Young Iranian woman wins the ‘The Young Innovators Competition’ of the International Telecom Union

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The Young Innovators Competition has many challenges includes ‘Local Digital Content’, ‘Open Source Technologies for Disaster Management’ and ‘Smart Cities and Climate Change’. Sahar Pakseresht was one of the participants of ‘Open Source Technologies…

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Reza Dormishian: Iranian film director, screenwriter and producer

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Reza Dormishian is an Iranian film director, screenwriter and producer. He has worked as assistant director with remarkable directors such as Dariush Mehrjui, Fereydoun Jeyrani, and Alireza Davood Nejad. He is one of the…

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Baran Kosari: Awarded Iranian actress

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Baran Kosari, born on October 17th 1985 in Tehran, is an award winning Iranian actress. She is the daughter of director Rakhshan Bani Etemad, and film producer Jahangir Kosari. She graduated from Soureh academy.…

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