SADEGH SOURI, IRAN

IRAN: NO MERCY FOR THE CHILDREN

According to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (ratified by almost every nation), children who get into conflict with the law need to be treated as children. In reality, however, this right is violated in many countries.

Photographer Sadegh Souri managed to take pictures of female delinquents, aged between 13 and 18, at a juvenile detention center in Zibashahr near Teheran, Iran. Some of them could even face the death penalty, for example due to allegations such as drug possession or armed robbery. However, the sentence can only be carried out after the delinquents turn 18 – a “concession” to the international community.

Curriculum Vitae: Sadegh Souri (Freelance Photographer)

UNICEF Photo of the Year: Sadegh Souri

Sadegh Souri was born on 29/07/1985 in Nahavand City, Hamedan Province of I.R.Iran. He is BA in Photography & Cinematography of University of Applied Science and Technology.

He started art activity from 2005 and the establishment of four solo exhibitions in 2009, 2011 and 2012.

He is member of the Iranian Youth Cinema Society (IYCS), Zahedan Branch as well as of the National Iranian Photographers Society (NIPS), the Iranian Photojournalists Association and the Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique (FIAP).

Awards

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 2014

Third Prize Slovene Salon of Street Photography, Fotoklub Maribor 2015

PHOTO OF THE YEAR 2015

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