Amir mahdi Hakimi

Festival Secretary

Amir mahdi Hakimi

Born in 1975

Writer, photographer, documentary filmmaker

Work Experience:

Managing Director of Astan Qods Razavi Institute of Artistic Creations.

Artistic advisor to the top manager of the holy shrine of Razavi.

Director of the Department of Islamic Literature and Art, Islamic Propaganda Office.


Selected person of the first mourning photo of Ashura moments.

Selected person of the National Photo Festival of Verses.

Selected person of the second national photo festival of Mashhad.

Second place in the National Celestial Art Festival in the photography section.

Achieving the top rank of the first national photo festival of natural resources in Iran.

Receiving an appreciation letter for the best narration writing from the 13th International Documentary Film Festival of Iran "Cinema Haghighat". 

Attendance to the Alter Do Chao International Film Festival in Brazil.

Secretary of the 1st Mazaarat International Photo Festival

Has been awarded an honor plaque and a gold medal for the best director of a documentary feature film from the 8th Shahr International Film Festival

Recipient of an honor plaque and the best producer statuette for the best documentary film from the 8th Shahr International Film Festival


Amin Ebrahimi

Executive Secretary

Born in 1982 / Mashhad


Member of the Policy Council of the Photo Center of the Iranian Youth Cinema Society,


Solo Exhibition:

Holding 3 solo photo exhibitions in Mashhad during 2012-2016

Work Experience:

Lecturer of Photography processing, 2007_now

Lecturer of Photography at the Iranian Youth Cinema Society

Lecturer of Photography at the University Jihad Cultural Center

Lecturer of Photography at the Soroush Sima Center

Lecturer of Photography at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Lecturer of Photography in Mashhad open education centers

Lecturer of Photography in applied science training centers for journalists

Curator of More than 25 photo exhibitions

Secretary of Mashhad Galleries section in the 11th Fajr Visual Arts Festival, Tehran Palace Museum Garden, 2019

Secretary of 6 photo expo periods of Hamdam in Mashhad

Publishing a photo book entitled Pinocchio, 2013

Judging more than 30 photo festivals

The executive secretary of the first international Mazarat photo festival

Reha Bilir

Jury Member


Born in Beysehir / Turkey, Reha Bilir graduated from istanbul University's Faculty of Pharmacy and although he is known to be a photographer by profession, he actually works as a free pharmacist.

 He participated in various national and international competitions as a photographer. He received two of Turkey’s most prestigious photography awards, namely the Şinasi Barutcu Cup in 2008 and the Sami Güner Cup in 2009. Various works of Reha Bilir, which reflect his journey through photography in his own style, have been included in many exhibitions in different countries. Having many of his photography albums exhibited in famous international photography museums, Reha Bilir has also exhibited his photographs and slide shows in various cities in our country.

 Not only does Reha Bilir engage in taking photographs but he has also shared his photographs with enthusiasts of photography in different cities in order to act as a guide for those who have just taken up photography, and also who have participated in interviews on the philosophy of photography. His interviews have been published in national and international photography magazines.

In a publication made by Pamukbank entitled “Photography in Turkey”, he was referred to as being among the first Turkish Photographers who made changes on photographs in computer environment by virtue of his exhibition “Digital Snapshots”.

He has been jury member in more then 90 international photo contests and more then 300 national contests including FIAP World Cup in 2012.

He is the founder of Sille Sanat Sarayı photography organization and president of International Art Photography Association (UFSD)

He is the honorary fellowship of clubs and federations in more then 20 countries.

He was the DB member of GPU in 2012 – 2016.  

He is the director of FIAP Exhibition Center in Sille - Konya / Turkey.

Mohammad Sattari

Jury Member

Born in 1960/ Mashhad/ Iran


 Photography PhD


Official faculty member of the University of Tehran, 1989-now.

Member of the Policy and Judging Council of several annual and biennial Iranian Photo Festival.

Member of the founding board of the National Photography Association of Iran.

Member of the committee for holding the practical exam in the field of photography in the national entrance examination.

Member of the Scientific Interview Council of Candidates for the entrance exam for the PhD of arts.

Author and translator of numerous photography books and articles, including:

Author of an article in the (Quarterly Journal of Photographic History) America, 2013.

Author of an article in the book (Native Lens) published by the Universities of Zurich and Vienna, 2018.

Seyed Abbas Mirhashemi

Jury Member

Born in 1961/ Saveh/ Iran


Bachelor of Photography from Tehran University of Arts


Obtaining a first degree in art from the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance

Obtaining an excellent visual arts badge


Member of the Policy Council and Secretary General of the 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th Fajr International Festival of Visual Arts.

Member of the founding board and board of executive of the Iranian Photographers Association.

Member of the founding board, board and managing executive of the Association of Photographers of the Revolution and Holy Defense.

Member of the group for writing and publishing Khorramshahr photo books, martyrs, war photographers, heroes and ...

Secretary and member of the judging team of a number of national and international photography competitions and festivals.


Lecturer of Art Universities, Al-Zahra.

Art Advisor of Tehran Visual Arts Center and Museum of Contemporary Arts.

Mehdi Moghimnejad

Jury Member

Born 1976, Babol, Iran

Lives and works in Tehran, Iran

BA of Visual Communication (1999), MA of Photography (2001) and PhD of Art Studies (2010), Tehran University of Art (TUA)

Visual Arts Faculty member as Assistant Professor since 2010, Tehran University of Art (TUA)

Held 4 solo and more than 50 group photography and conceptual art exhibitions in and out of Iran since 1996

Author and translator of 7 books and more than 100 articles on poetry, art and photography since 2002

Held more than 60 workshops, artist talks, 

lectures and panel discussions since 2003

Member of Policymaking and Judgment Committee in more than 50 National and International photography, painting and contemporary art festivals since 2004

Ebrahim Bahrami

Jury Member

Ebrahim Bahrami / Researcher and lecturer of photography

Secretary, Artistic Director and Member of the Jury of Domestic and International Photography Exhibitions and Competitions , "EFIAP" Honored Artist of the Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique (FIAP),  reciever of United Nations Medal of Human Rights for the Photo Collection "the Elderly" and the United Nations Cultural organization Award (UNESCO), selected as the Honorary Ambassador of Iran Photography in 2017, and have been awarded numerous awards from national and international photography exhibitions.