/ 2018 / Press / General News
Two-year-old Emad is being transferred out from the parliament
building after gunmen opened fire at Iran’s parliament on June 7,
2017 in the capital Tehran, Iran. That day Emad and his mother
were hopeful they would get help to treat his advanced illness-
Suicide bombers and gunmen stormed into Iran's parliament and
targeted the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
The terrorist militia ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Omid vahabzadeh (born 1989) has been a professional photographer since 2006, when he started working as a staff photographer for Farsnews agency (FARS) in Iran. He holds an Associate Degree in Photography and had covered social, political and sporting events inside and outside of Iran. His work has been published in various national Iranian newspapers, as well as many international publications such as Associated Press, Reuters, The New York Times and The Washington Post.
He has participated in different competitions in various categories including Creative Look, Mobile Shots, Art & Artists, etc. and his attention to details and consciousness about his surroundings assisted him to win three major prizes of Art & Artists Section and his selected photos have been published in Image of the Year (Tassvir Sal periodical) several times during the past five years.
Besides, in 2017, he was chosen as "Iran Press Photographer of the Year" by Iranian Photojournalists Association.
2017 Press photographer of the year award
Appreciation of his photo story of E3+3 in multimedia section of Image of the Year Awards
Appreciation in the third festival of “Heavenly Frames” -Ghabhaye Beheshti
The winner of first and third prize in “Sarv Ta Resane” competition
Appreciation of his work in the professional section of “Train Travel” competition
Appreciation of his work in the under 25-year-olds section in Image of the Year Festival (documentary)
The winner of the under 25-year-olds section in Image of the Year Festival (news photography)-second prize
The winner of the under 25-year-olds section in Image of the Year Festival (sports photography)-first prize