TEHRAN, Sept. 21 (MNA) -- An exhibition of the works of Mehr News Agency photographer Ra’uf Mohseni entitled “Martyrs’ Cemetery” opens Tuesday at the Iranian Photographers Center (IPC).

The photographs focus on the families of martyrs, their feelings and lives.  In Iran, the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war is known as the Sacred Defense, and Sacred Defense Week is held on the anniversary of the beginning of the war to honor the martyrs who died in the imposed war.

 “I have been working on this theme for the past two years and plan to continue with it over the next few years,” Mohseni told the Persian service of MNA.

He added, “A series of my photos on martyrs as well as Tehran’s Behesht-e Zahra cemetery is available in the photo section of the MNA website, which IPC director Rasul Oliyazadeh noticed and later invited me for the exhibit.

 A selection of 40 photos will go on show for one week. “I am planning to publish the photos of martyrs and their families in a book in the future,” he said.

Ra’uf Mohseni was born in 1980 in Ardebil. He is a graduate of photography from Shahriar Academy of Art in Ardebil. He was head of Ardebil Photographers’ Center for a few years and has attended several exhibits in Ardebil and Tehran.

 The center is located on Somayyeh St., off Hafez Ave.

Photo: Photojournalist Ra’uf Mohseni poses for a photograph beside a poster of his exhibition, which is to open at the Iranian Photographers Center today. 





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