People came from everywhere: friends, colleagues, families or just interested persons, to celebrate together with the authors the success of the workshop. The photographic results are amazingly good and all guests as well as members of the photography conference were surprised about the high level of quality of the photographic works.
Everyone worked hard to develop a cohesive body of work. The curatorial team began viewing the final selection of the students based on the subject and concept developed over the past few months. Now is the time to organize the exhibition and decide how to hang all those great pictures with very different topics in one room. It was a long productive day and everyone seems to be happy with the results.
On Saturday afternoon the symposium Contemporary Iranian Photography took place at Farabi Salon on the campus of University of Art, Tehran, organized by the department of photography. As speakers were invited four Iranian photographers. In the field of documentary photography it was Fatemeh Behboudi and Saeed Faraji, Zeinab Saghafi and Amir Azari were representing fine art and commercial photography. Dr. Neda Amiralaei was overtaking translation and moderation.
On Thursday morning the students gather at university to show their first attempts to the teachers and also discuss it between the other students. They have already passed three photographic phases during the last days in the huge city of Tehran. Every team worked hard and eagerly to reach the first outcome. There were advises by teachers and from student colleagues paving the way for continuing the work and getting better results.
9 months of preparation, 24 students, 2 different countries and 1 vision – Intercultural exchange.
The DAAD funded Workshop TWO CITIES has finally begun. Us, 12 German students from the Dortmund University of applied Sciences and Arts set feet on Iranian ground late on the 29th of April.
The next student have arrived safely yesterday evening in Tehran after a 5:30h flight from Duesseldorf. They have been picked up by Prof. Jörg Winde and Dr. Mohamad Motarjemzadeh.
Today they are heading to the University of Arts and getting to meet their working partners for the workshop.
Tim Brederecke from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund has already arrived at the Teheran University of Arts.
He is giving a three day workshop for the Iranian Students about the use of several digital techniques.