This section is updated with news, updates, and articles that explore the rich culture and heritage of Iran.

It has been set up separately to assist researchers and people who are interested in Iranian Art as a page for direct access to such important topic.

On its last legs: otherworldly photos of a dying lake in Iran

Lake Urmia was once the largest salt lake in the Middle East, but now it is set to vanish altogether. (Vice) March 15, 2019 Iranian photographer Ebrahim Noroozi has made a career out of capturing the unseen in his homeland. The three-time World Press Awards winner is unafraid to focus on dark, heavy, [...]

By |March 15th, 2019|Arts, Iran|

Thousands of actors and filmmakers in Iran on secret blacklist

Former Director-General of the Iranian State Radio & TV (IRIB), Mohammad Sarafraz, undated. (Supplied) March 14, 2019 Thousands of Iranian actors, filmmakers, and other artists are on a secret blacklist banning them from performing or presenting their work publicly, a former director of Iran’s state-run radio and TV has revealed. Islamic Republic of [...]

By |March 14th, 2019|Arts, Iran|

Iranian students win award at the “Architecture at Zero” competition in U.S.

Student/College Citation Award: Breathood CubicIran University Science & Technology, Tehran, Iran. (Supplied) March 12, 2019 An Iranian team from University of Science and Technology has gained a citation award at The 2019 International Architecture at Zero competition in the US. Students of 'the School of Architecture and Environmental Design' of the Iranian university [...]

By |March 12th, 2019|Arts, North America, USA|

Iranian photographer Jalal Shamsazaran wins Environmental Vision Award at Pictures of the Year competition

A photo from the Iranian photographer Jalal Shamsazaran series "The Wind Will Take Us Away". ( March 11, 2019 Iranian photographer Jalal Shamsazaran has won the Environmental Vision Award at the 76th Pictures of the Year International Competition (ROY) in the U.S. Shamsazaran received the award for his collection "The Wind Will Take Us Away", which covers the ongoing [...]

By |March 11th, 2019|Arts, North America, USA|

Why artists are speaking up against ‘dirty money’ in Iranian cinema

Iranians arrive at the Mellat Cinema Complex in the capital Tehran during the 37th edition of the Fajr Film Festival, Feb. 3, 2019. (AFP) By Rohollah Faghihi March 8, 2019 The phenomenon of "dirty" or suspicious money appears to have increasingly found a new haven: Iran’s cinema and TV production industry. In 2015, Interior [...]

By |March 8th, 2019|Arts, Iran|

Iran: Police target “Las Vegas-style” fashion show

The fashion show just got more attention on cyberspace. (Screen grab) March 5, 2019 Iranian police have summoned the organizer and sponsor of a fashion show in Lavasan, east of Tehran for exhibiting “immoral” Las Vegas-style clothing without a permit. They also blocked the organizer’s Instagram account, which had been used to promote the [...]

By |March 5th, 2019|Arts, Iran|

First Iranian-American woman to win Oscar turns to Iran-themed films

Rayka Zehtabchi, right, and Melissa Berton accept the award for best documentary short subject for "Period. End of Sentence." at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Feb. 24, 2019. (AP) February 28, 2019 The first Iranian-American woman to win an Oscar, Rayka Zehtabchi, says she wants to build on Sunday’s [...]

By |February 28th, 2019|Arts, North America, USA|

Iran: Meybod celebrates becoming world city for Zilou

The country's handicrafts exports reached $190 million in the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year. (Supplied) February 20, 2019 On Monday, Meybod celebrated becoming a world city for Zilou, a traditional type of floor covering commonly woven across the central Iranian city and its outskirts. City of Meybod in central [...]

By |February 20th, 2019|Arts, Iran|

Iran’s millennials see windows to the outside world closing

Ashkan Gomrokian in the Tehran skate park where he trains most days. (Bloomberg) By Ladane Nasseri February 7, 2019 Ashkan Gomrokian is a young man who’s easy to find. Most afternoons he’s in the skate park in downtown Tehran, perfecting his crooked kickflip and lipslide. The commonplace scene would’ve been considered deviant in Iran [...]

By |February 7th, 2019|Arts, Iran|

Israeli-Iranian folk singer Maureen Nehedar: “the soundtrack of our lives”

Israeli-Iranian folk singer Maureen Nehedar's recent concert in New York "unlocked emotions that had been lodged in the subconscious of so many people in the room." (Ofra Panzer) February 6, 2019 Israeli-Iranian folk singer Maureen Nehedar not only challenges the ongoing practice of child marriage in Iran, she helps give a voice to [...]

By |February 6th, 2019|Arts, Isreal, Woman|