Bronze / 2018 / Book / Documentary

The Empty Chalice

  • Prize
    Bronze in Book (Series Only)/Documentary
  • Company
    Mohtasham Studio
  • Photographer
    Romin Mohtasham

Lake Urmia Lake Urmia with it's unique features, is one of the saltiest lakes in the world,and registered in UNESCO's list of world heritage, has led to a great crisis and shortage of water due to worsening weather conditions on one hand and the government's reckless handling of dam construction and road making on the lake on the other hand. As the lake dries, a pool of salt emerges and, scattering salt dust in the air. This has led to drought and put in menace lives of people living by and in the nearby cities. as a result, migration and changes in environmental and human geography , seriously threatens life in this region. This photography project began 10 years ago. Environmental changes has given new dimension to tragedy of disappearing lake.

Romin Mohtasham
Born in1961 , Urmia Iran
B.A. Photography 1990 Tehran University
Artistic M.A.from Artists (Evaluation center of Iran,
2008 )
University Instructor in Arts and Photography
Solo or group exhibitions in Iran, Spain, Greece, Japan, Cyprus, Singapore, Austria, France,Turkey,
Belgium, Oman , Iraq