Hajj art expo on until Weds

The Art Bureau, a Tehran-based centre affiliated with the Islamic Ideology Dissemination Organization, is currently playing host to two art exhibitions on Hajj, Tehran Times reported on July 22.

The bureau’s Gallery No. 1 is displaying a collection of 44 photos in the four categories of “Hajj Rituals”, “In the Mirror of History”, “Politics” and “Nations”, the bureau announced in a press release published on Saturday.

The photos have been taken by veteran photographers Saeid Janbozorgi, Ali Fereiduni, Manuchehr Yeganedoost and Rajabali Qahremani.

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Part of the exhibition has been dedicated to photos depicting the massacre of 400 Iranian Hajj pilgrims by the Saudis in 1987. The photos are a from a collection by Fereiduni

In addition, the Abolfazl Aali Gallery of the bureau is displaying a selection of paintings, graphic designs and posters by 35 artists.

The exhibits will be running until Wednesday.

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