Entry Title: "Gateway Into Iran"
Name: Mohammad Rafiee , Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Category and Expertise: Architecture, Non-Professional


Entry Description: a series of fine art black and white photographs showing the unique beauty and architectural detail of the symbol of Tehran, Azadi Tower, Iran. Azadi Tower is a post-modern architecture designed by Iranian-Canadian architect "Hossein Amanat " in 1971 to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of the first Persian empire.

About the Artist:

Mohammad Rafiee is an award-winning, internationally-published fine art photographer living in Ottawa, Canada. He is a university researcher/teacher and a self-taught photographer who discovered digital photography in 2012. He was then immediately attracted by fine art photography, and he has been tirelessly exploring the scenes among the world, near and far. He captures those magical moments which represent the reality or fragments of them as he perceives them, and then transforms them into eternal fine art. His photography interests are primarily architectural and landscape, which especially lend themselves to black and white conversion using long exposure techniques. He loves the process of finding the perfect creative compositions.