TEHRAN, July 19 (MNA) -- Veteran landscape photographer Nasrollah Kasraian is convinced that today’s new generation of photographers should not re-photograph the same subjects others have used previously. They must present more intriguing photos with greater power and fresh meanings.

Participating in a review session held at the Iranian Artists Forum on Thursday, Kasraiian elaborated on the photo exhibit “The Citron of Image”. The exhibit opened on July 14, ands displays photos by Hamid Gordan and Mohammad-Kazem Mohammadpuri.


Kasraian explained that photography is a means to discover and added, “I noticed the phrase on the invitation card saying ‘in this exhibit you would see things which you usually do not observe’, but most of these photos have nothing new to say.”


“A photographer must not necessarily show something strange, but is required to depict a subject in a way that a viewer feels he has not seen already. I must admit that not all my photos enjoy such a characteristic and if one day I decide to prepare a book of my works, that won’t be more than 150 pieces of photos. But I still like all my works,” he went on to say.


Kasraian continued, “It is the responsibility of a photographer to show the things people usually don’t observe and pay the least attention to.”


He also remarked that selecting an interesting subject is very important, adding, “A camera is simply a tool for the photographer, who must be able to convey his message to the viewers.”


“We can’t say we don’t do good work due to lack of facilities. When viewers compare our photos with those from elsewhere the world, they are not aware of our shortcomings,” he stated.


At the end of his speech, Kasraian announced he intends to publish a book on his thirty years of photography from Iran’s deserts.





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