News ID: 302885
Published: 0400 GMT May 08, 2021

Kiarostami photographs reviewed online by French critic Frodon

Kiarostami photographs reviewed online by French critic Frodon

Arts & Culture Desk

A series of photographs taken by late Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami was reviewed by French journalist, critic and historian of cinema Jean-Michel Frodon on the Instagram page of the 5 Photo Award.

Frodon, a former editor at Cahiers du Cinéma, took part in a Live session to talk about a newly-published book of Kiarostamis photos, according to Mehdi Shadizadeh, the founder and secretary of the event, ISNA reported.

A documentary on the works of acclaimed Iranian artist will also be screened at the opening ceremony of the second edition of the 5 Photo Award in late June, Shadizadeh said.

A group of prominent Iranian and foreign artists, including Maryam Zandi, Ebrahim Haqiqi, Sassan Tavakkoli-Farsani, Robert van Koesveld, Richard Tuschman, Ayako Takaishi, Damian Drewniak, Roy Kahmann, and Murat Germen, has discussed various topics in photography on the 5 Photo Awards Instagram page in recent days.

The 5 Photo Award is an international event for photography inspired by a 500-year-old tree in the Aro Village, suburb of Damavand [north Tehran],” reported the events official website.

The tree was the subject of Kiarostami photographs in different seasons for many years. His photographs have been exhibited under the title Snow White” in world-renowned galleries such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Contemporary Art in New York.”

The event is also named after Kiarostamis 2003 documentary Five.


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