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25 July 2022, 14:14

IRNA photojournalist wins Intl. Sports Photo Festival of Iran

Photo: en.irna.ir
Photo: en.irna.ir

TEHRAN, 25 July (BelTA - IRNA). - Ahmad Moeini Jam, a photojournalist working with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), has won the award of the 5th International Sports Photo Festival of Iran.

His photo of a football match between Iraq and Iran, when Iranians qualified for Qatar World Cup 2022, was selected as the top photo of the festival.

The photo shows jubilation by Saman Ghoddos, a professional footballer playing for the Iran national team.

Ghoddos is suspended between ground and air while the flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran seems to create a symbolic wing to show a scene where he is flying.

The match was held at Azadi Stadium in Tehran, the capital of Iran, on January 27, 2022, when Iran defeated Iraq 1-0 and qualified for the World Cup.

Moeini Jam's professional experience is obvious in the photo because he was able to take the photo right when the football player was somehow flying to show his jubilation.

Ahmad Moeini Jam studied cinema major at Tehran Art University, while his sub-major was photography. He has a long experience in covering political, and social events as well as sports and incidents in Iran and in more than 20 other countries.

He has taken part in over 150 competitions and group exhibitions around the globe, succeeding in winning a gold medal at the 74th Photo Festival of Asahi Shimbun newspaper.

The photojournalist stood atop the news section of the national press festival in Iran, and he also won a plaque of honor at five rounds of the picture the year ceremonies.

His latest reward was awarded at Enghelab Sports Complex in Tehran on Friday night during the 5th International Sports Photo Festival of Iran.

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