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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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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 female researcher Soudabeh Davaran awarded a UNESCO Medal

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UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova presented the UNESCO Medal “For the Development of Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies” to eight laureates during a ceremony organized at UNESCO Headquarters on 10 April 2015. The laureates of this 4th…

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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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Iranian actress Roshanak Gerami

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Roshanak Gerami (born on September 23, 1983 in Tehran) is an actress, known for The Rule of Accident (2013), Melbourne (2014) and No Where No Body (2013). Posts on other interesting Iranian women: http://theotheriran.com/tag/women/…

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The directors of Iran’s most popular movies of the year are all women

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“The City of Mice 2”, “Ceasefire 2”, and “Track 143”, three movies produced by Iranian women directors, were on top of the list of Iran’s most popular films of the year. The list was…

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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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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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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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Two galleries in Tehran are holding a retrospective of awarded Iranian painter Sirak Melkonian

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Iranian painter Sirak Melkonian Two galleries in Tehran are holding a retrospective of painter Sirak Melkonian in a joint project. A collection of paintings created over the past 70 years by the 85-year-old artist…

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Interview with Iranian photojournalist Newsha Tavakolian: “Whenever I reach the end, I start from scratch”

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Newsha Tavakolian (photo by Arash Ashouriniya) Newsha Tavakolian, a self-taught photographer, says her success has no bearing on her gender. Newsha Tavakolian, an established photojournalist and art photographer, started her experimental career at 16.…

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Iranian-American music conductor and composer Shahrdad Rohani directed orchestra in Tehran

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Acclaimed music conductor Shahrdad Rohani performed an orchestra for a big audience Friday night at Tehran’s Grand Hall of the Interior Ministry. Shahrdad Rohani, born May 27, 1954 in Tehran, Iran is an Iranian-American…

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Photo gallery + Video: Rastak – Iranian Band plays in Gorgan

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Here you can enjoy them in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZAQe8jKhwg Rastak a new ensemble for contemporary Persian folk music was formed as an experimental music group in 1997. The group seeks to collect, record and interpret…

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Iranian actress Merila Zarei wins award at the 2014 Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Australia

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Merila Zarei has won the Best Actress Award at the 8th Asia Pacific Screen Awards for her role in the Iranian war drama ‘Track 143’ directed by female filmmaker Narges Abyar. Iranian actress Merila…

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