Bronze / 2018 / Press / General News

Tehran attack

  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/General News
  • Company
    Freelance
  • Photographer
    Omid Vahabzadeh

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- mucopolysaccharidosis. 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.