Speaking at the ceremony, IAF director Majid Rajabi-Memar said that such events can bring young and veteran photographers together. 

“Although we are all suffering from the country’s political issues, I hope this young blood can change the atmosphere of the National Iranian Photographer’s Society,” Seifollah Samadian, the director of the society, which is the main organizer of the event, said in his brief speech. 

Forty photographers under 35, whose projects composed of nearly 600 photos were on display at the exhibition, were also honored at the ceremony.

Source: Tehran Times