TITLE: "WAITING GIRLS"
In Iran, death penalty is given to the children for the crimes such as murder, drug trafficking, and armed robbery. According to the Islamic Penal Law, the age when girls are held accountable for their crimes is 9 years old, while the international conventions have banned the death penalty for individuals under 18.
Pursuant to the passing of new laws in the recent years, the Iranian Judiciary System detains children in Juvenile Delinquents Correction Centre after their verdict. Those with minor crimes are freed after spending their term and those who are sentenced to death are hanged after reaching 18 if the next of kin (private complainants) do not take back their complaints. At the time of the shooting, some girls were waiting for their execution. However, some of the next of kin (private complainants) withdrew their complaints and some of the girls were freed. They are living their normal life now. And this project still continues.
AUTHOR: SADEGH SOURI (Iran, Islamic Republic Of)
SADEGH SOURI WAS BORN ON 29/07/1985 IN NAHAVAND CITY – HAMEDAN PROVINCE OF I.R.IRAN.
HE IS ASSOCIATED OF DEGREE IN PHOTOGRAPHY&CINEMATOGRAPHY OF University of Applied Science and Technology.
3RD GRADE ARTISTIC CERTIFICATE IN PHOTOGRAPHY EQUAL AS BA PHOTOGRAPHY FROM MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND ISLAMIC GUIDANCE OF IRAN.
HE STARTED ART ACTIVITY FROM 2005 AND The establishment of four solo exhibitions in 2009,2011,2012.
HE IS CINEMATOGRAPHER ESPECIALLY IN DOCUMENTARY CINEMA OF IRAN AND IN MORE THAN 50 DOCUMENTARY FILMS.
HE IS MEMBER OF :
1-IRANIAN YOUTH CINEMA SOCIETY( IYCS - IYCS.IR)- ZAHEDAN BRANCH
2-NATIONAL IRANIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS SOCIETY (NIPS- NIPS.ORG.IR)
3- IRANIAN PHOTOJOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION (http://www.iranphotojournalists.com)
4-FIAP: Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique. ... http://www.fiap.net/
Second Prize of Binaloud Mountain Festival, Iran, 2009
First Prize of Khazar to Persian Gulf Festival, Iran, 2012
First Prize of Naser Khosrov Festival (Photo Travel), Iran, 2013
Yellow Ribbon (HM) of PSA Internatinal Exibition Photojournalism Division Projected Images 2013
HM of Women and Urban Life Festival, Iran, 2013
Gold Medal from 73rd international photographic salon of Japan, Asahi Shimbun, Japan, 2013
PSA Gold Medal from North Jersey, USA, 2013
SECOND PRIZE OF PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST HUMAN RIGHTS 2014 ACAF (ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS CALABRIA) ITALY
BRONZE MEDAL OF slovene-salon-of-street-photography (fotoklub maribor) 2015
HM AWARD UNICEF Foto des Jahres 2015
- Silver MEDAL Daily Life Stories SECTION 12TH CHINA INTERNATIONAL PRESS CONTEST 2016
- 1ST SHORT STORY SECTION festival della fotografia etica 2016 ITALY
- FINALIST leica oskar barnack award 2016
- First Place, ISSUE REPORTING PICTURE STORY, REPORTAGE DIVISION SECTION 73TH POYI
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