TEHRAN – Iranian photographer Armin Amirian finished second in the Alpine Fellowship Visual Arts Prize 2022.
He won the award for his work “Analog-1”, a monochrome Type-C digital print that shows half-naked boys climbing ladders on a snow-capped mountain overlooking a city.
Amirian, 27, is a self-taught artist who spent his childhood and adolescence experimenting with different art genres and mediums while being touched by Iran, the world, family and culture, and continued his studies in physical. He began to work professionally in the field of photography and cinema in his early teens.
In a Facebook post, he said that for him it was the freedom to create something new with his images that drew him to staged photography.
“I love digital photography and using apps to manipulate my photos,” he said.
“It’s not about superficial editing, like photometric corrections, colors and good techniques. Digital technology allows me to create new experiences,” he added.
“It’s a sign that people aim to have everything under their control, and they have the freedom to do so instead of being held back by limitations; nowadays, the older we grow, the more creative art plays a more important role in our lives than our control over tools,” he mentioned.
The Alpine Fellowship is a London-based charitable foundation that supports, commissions and presents artists, writers, scholars and playwrights at all stages of their careers.
They are committed to discovering emerging talent, spreading new ideas and sharing their thoughts on art, literature and philosophy.
First place in the Visual Arts category of the Alpine Fellowship was won by Hong Kong artist June Wong Siu Ling for his animated short “See the Sea with Me”.
Jin Yang Ding’s “Film” received third prize, while Takehiro Nagaoka’s “Saegiri Girl”, Odur Ronald’s “Muwawa” (“Without Care”) and Aleksandra Kulak’s “Mara” picked up honorable mentions. honorable.
“Freedom” was the theme for the 2022 Alpine Fellowship. The winner will receive a cash prize of £3,000 and an additional £1,000 for the artist’s travel, shipping and installation of their work during of the symposium, which will take place in August at a venue in the UK.
Finalists will be invited to attend the symposium to exhibit their work. Travel costs will be reimbursed up to a total of £500, and food and accommodation will be covered.
Photo: “Analog-1” by Iranian photographer Armin Amirian won second place in the 2022 Alpine Fellowship Visual Arts Award.