Once, a tree inspired Abbas Kiarostami, an international director, and photographer. His photographs have been exhibited under “Snow White” in world-renowned galleries such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. He took footage of this tree every year in different seasons for many years. This 500-year-old tree inspires the festival in the suburb of Damavand, located in the village of Aro. The international 5 Photo Award as a photography and video art event is also inspired by this tree and Abbas Kiarostami, which aims to bridge different countries and cultures. About two years ago, Mehdi Shadizadeh, a documentary photographer and filmmaker and the founder of the 5 Photo Award, photographed this tree again and created the festival to celebrate this cultural and iconic symbol, which symbolizes Abbas Kiarostami’s artistic legacy. The number “5” drives from the movie “5” made by Abbas Kiarostami, published in 2003, contained five scenes with an average duration of 16 minutes. Shirin Gallery is proud to unveild this exhibition for the very first time in Iran
جایزه بین المللی عکس پنج یک رویداد بین المللی در حوزه عکس و ویدئوآرت است که قصد آن ایجاد پل ارتباطی بین کشورهای مختلف جهان و تبادل اندیشه و فرهن گهای مختلف با این سرزمین پهناور است این جایزه وامدار تک درختی است که در حومه ی دماوند واقع در روستای آرو حدود ۵۰۰ سال ریشه دوانده است این درخت هرساله در فصول مختلف سوژه ی عکس های عباس کیارستمی کارگردان و عکاس بین المللی قرار گرفته است. عکس های این درخت در گالری های مطرح جهان از جمله ژرژ پمپیدو در پاریس و موزه هنرهای معاصر نیویورک به نمایش گذاشته شد هاست این تک درخت حدود دو سال پیش توسط مهدی شادی زاده عکاس و مستندساز و بنیانگذار جایزه عکس پنج به ثبت رسیده است و برای تجلیل هر ساله از این سمبل فرهنگی و نمادین که بهترین اثر و یادآور این کارگردان و عکاس بزرگ می باشد، دلیلی بر بنیان این جشنواره بوده است نام “ ۵” برگرفته شده از فیلم “ ۵” ساخته عباس کیارستمی می باشد، این فیلم در سال ۲۰۰۳ میلادی ساخته شد، این فیلم در برگیرنده پنج نم ا است، که هر کدام به طور متوسط دارای زمانی در حدود ۱۶ دقیقه هستند، نام پنج در اواخر سال ۱۳۹۹ توسط شورای سیاست گزاری برای این جشنواره انتخاب شد گالری شیرین مفتخر است برای اولین بار در ایران میزبان نمایش عکسهای منتخب این رویداد باشد
Overview and HistoryTehran is the capital of Iran and the largest city in the Middle East, with a population of fifteen million people living under the peaks of the Alborz mountain range.Although archaeological evidence places human activity around Tehran back into the years 6000BC, the city was not mentioned in any writings until much later, in the thirteenth century. It's a relatively new city by Iranian standards.But Tehran was a well-known village in the ninth century. It grew rapidly when its neighboring city, Rhages, was destroyed by Mongolian raiders. Many people fled to Tehran.In the seventeenth century Tehran became home to the rulers of the Safavid Dynasty. This is the period when the wall around the city was first constructed. Tehran became the capital of Iran in 1795 and amazingly fast growth followed over the next two hundred years.The recent history of Tehran saw construction of apartment complexes and wide avenues in place of the old Persian gardens, to the detriment of the city's cultural history.The city at present is laid out in two general parts. Northern Tehran is more cosmopolitan and expensive, southern Tehran is cheaper and gets the name "downtown."Getting ThereMehrabad airport is the original one which is currently in the process of being replaced by Imam Khomeini International Airport. The new one is farther away from the city but it now receives all the international traffic, so allow an extra hour to get there or back.TransportationTehran driving can be a wild free-for-all like some South American cities, so get ready for shared taxis, confusing bus routes and a brand new shiny metro system to make it all better. To be fair, there is a great highway system here.The metro has four lines, tickets cost 2000IR, and they have segregated cars. The women-only carriages are the last two at the end, FYI.Taxis come in two flavors, shared and private. Private taxis are more expensive but easier to manage for the visiting traveler. Tehran has a mean rush hour starting at seven AM and lasting until 8PM in its evening version. Solution? Motorcycle taxis! They cut through the traffic and any spare nerves you might have left.People and CultureMore than sixty percent of Tehranis were born outside of the city, making it as ethnically and linguistically diverse as the country itself. Tehran is the most secular and liberal city in Iran and as such it attracts students from all over the country.Things to do, RecommendationsTake the metro to the Tehran Bazaar at the stop "Panzda Gordad". There you can find anything and everything -- shoes, clothes, food, gold, machines and more. Just for the sight of it alone you should take a trip there.If you like being outside, go to Darband and drink tea in a traditional setting. Tehranis love a good picnic and there are plenty of parks to enjoy. Try Mellat park on a friday (fridays are public holidays), or maybe Park Daneshjou, Saaii or Jamshidieh.Remember to go upstairs and have a look around, always always always! The Azadi Tower should fit the bill; it was constructed to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire.Tehran is also full of museums such as:the Contemporary Art Museumthe Abghine Musuem (glass works)the 19th century Golestan Royal Palace museumthe museum of carpets (!!!)Reza Abbasi Museum of extraordinary miniaturesand most stunning of all,the Crown Jewels Museum which holds the largest pink diamond in the world and many other jaw-dropping jewels.Text by Steve Smith.