Secretary of the photo Department

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Karim Mottaghi

1966, from Tabriz, Iran.

  MA degree in photography and documentary photographer. University lecturer. Translator of the books: Beauty in Photography (Robert Adams), Kafka and Photography (Carolin Duttlinger), Tete A Tete (Henri Cartier-Bresson), Beauty in Photography (Robert Adams), Photospeak (Gilles Mora), The Visual Dictionary of Photography (David Prakel), Undertanding a Photograph (John Berger), The Minimalist Photographer (Steve Johnso), A World History of Photography (Naomi Rosenblum) and Compiler of a pictorial book (the Lake Urmia): BiAban
– Secretary of the Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eights National and International Festival of Firoozeh Tabriz.
– Member of the Jury:
1. The first national photo festival of Firoozeh Tabriz 2. The third national photo festival of Mashhad 3. Two periods of the Ministry of Labor and Cooperative of Tehran 4. The first and second period of Tabriz Beauties 5. The Koranic Tables of Tehran 6. The 4th National Festival of House of Friend (Mashhad, Iran) 7. Third and Fourth National Quran Festival in Mirror Picture 8. Razavi Photographic Festival (2016)
– Selected and Third Rank of Uromiya Youth Festival
– Winner of the 10th and 11th photography biennale of Iran, Tehran
– Selected and winner of the two Asahi Gold Medals of Shibun Japan, courses 63 and 66
– Selected of the Chinese Humane Society, 2009
– First Place in “For the courage to look and show others what he saw”. Prize them. Krzysztof Miller for Karim Mottagha (,75410,26572193,za-odwage-patrzenia-i-pokazania-innym-tego-co-zobaczyl-nagroda.html?disableRedirects=true)
– First Place in the Covid Picture Story category, POY Asia 2021 (
– Award of Excellence in the Covid Picture Story category, POY Asia 2021 (
– Finalist in Covid Expression category, POY Asia 2022 (