Nelson Mandela is undoubtedly the most prominent figure in the present era whose inexhaustible efforts have contributed to enrichment of World culture. Constant struggle and imprisonment, which have made Mandela a distinguished character in contemporary history, constitute his whole life. The very fact that the US president is a black has its roots in Mandela's struggles. With regard to racism and human rights, among other issues, Nelson Mandela is the World Liberty Pigeon.
If Picasso lived in our era and intended to draw liberty pigeon, he would clearly have doubt over its color. Therefore, it is all on our shoulders to illustrate Mandela's character and his struggles through posters in order for the World to never forget the father of peace among races. Mandela will last in the mind of the World forever.
Organizer & Curator: Yazdan saadi
The board of refrees:
Sabina oberholzer ( switzerland )
Renato Tagli ( switzerland )
Scott laserow ( USA)
Due to the detailed and strong evaluation of the board of referees and the bulk of posters received, there is a slight delay for announcing the results.
From among 422 posters designed by 342 graphic designers from 22 different countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hungry, Iran, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Switzerland , South Korea, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela), 76 posters designed by 63 artists have been selected for the exhibition.
The respected board of referees has categorized the posters into 4 groups:
1- Selected posters for the exhibition
2- Top 30 posters
3- Referees top pick
4- Award-winning posters
The designers whose works were selected for International Poster Exhibition in Tehran:
Ahmad Yonesi (Iran) - Ahmet Polat (Turkey) - Ali Emrani (Iran) - Amirhosein Rastegary (Iran) -Anthony Roocroft (UK) Arber Kolonja (Macedonia) Armita Ghorbani (Iran) - Azam Safari (Iran) -Behnam Raeesian (Iran) - Behnaz Nikkhah Monfared (Iran) - Behzad Khorshidi (Iran) – Benyamin Soleimani (Iran) - Carlos Andrade (Venezuela) - Dariush Allahyari (Iran) - Dariush Vares (Iran) - Elahe Abiat (Iran) - Elham Es-haghi (Iran) - Elmer Sosa (Mexico) Elnaz Nabizadehasl (Iran) - Emran Abdollahi (Iran) - Fabian Emmanuel (Mexico) - Farnaz Damnabi (Iran) - Fatih Yapar (Turkey) - Fernando Arce (Per.) Gabriel Pulpo (Mexico) - Hamed Hakami (Iran) - Hamed Sohrabi (Iran) - Hossein Abdi (Iran) - Jerome Rebiere-Desveaux (France) - Joon Young Kwun (South Korea) - Jorge Medina (Venezuela) - Lisa Graham (USA) - Luis Y..ez (Mexico) - Manuel Ahuactzin (Mexico) - Mario Fuentes (Ecuador) - Marlena Buczek Smith (USA) - Mehdi Goudarzi (Iran) - Mehmet Fatih (Turkey) - Meysam Namdar (Iran) - Mohammad Hossein Maghsoudi (Iran) - Mohammad Reza Hafezi (Iran) - Morteza Rahmati (Iran) -Nastaran Farahani (Iran) - Niloufar Gholami (Iran) - Pepo Almonte (Mexico)- Peyman Tajik (Iran) - Rahman Mojarad (Iran) - Reyhane Alaei (Iran) - Roozbeh Jafarzadeh (Iran) - Saeed Majnoon (Iran) - Saleh Zanganeh (Iran) - Samuel Verdugo (Mexico) - Sanaz Larki (Iran) - Sara Rashidian (Iran) - Seyed Mehran Zare (Iran) - Sergio Ortiz ( Mexico) - Tahereh Mohammadi(Iran) - Takaharu Hara (Japan) -Thomas Blanksch.n (Denmark) - Tomaso Marcolla (Italy) - Vahid Bahrami (Iran) - Zahra Salehi (Iran) - Zeynab Gholipour (Iran).
2- The designers of top 30 posters:
Ahmad younesi (Iran) - Ali Emarni (Iran) - Amir hosein Rastegari (Iran) - Arber Kolonja (Macedoniya)- Behnam Raeisian (Iran) - Carlos Andrade (Venezuela) - Dariush Allahyari (Iran) - Elahe Aiat (Iran)- Emran Abdollahi (Iran) - Fatih Yapar (Turkey) - Farnaz Damnabi (Iran) - Gabriel Pulpo (Mexico)Hamed Hakami (Iran) - hamed sohrabi (Iran) - Hossein Abdi (Iran) - Jorge Medina (Venezuela) - Marlena Buczek Smith (USA) - peyman tajik (Iran) Reyhane Alaei (Iran) - Roozbeh Jafarzadeh (Iran)- saeed majnoon (Iran) - sanaz larki (Iran) - Seyed Mehran Zare (Iran) - Jerome Rebiere-Desveaux(France) Tomaso Marcolla (Italy) - Vahid Bahrami (Iran) - Zeynab Gholipour (Iran)
3- The designers whose works were selected as the referees top pick:
Arber Kolonja (Macedoniya)-Behnam Raeisian(Iran)-Elahe Aiat(Iran)-Emran Abdollahi(Iran)-Farnaz Damnabi (Iran)-Marlena Buczek Smith(USA) - Reyhane Alaei(Iran) - Jerome Rebiere-Desveaux(France)
4- The first-, second-, and third-place winners of Mandela Poster Exhibition:
1- 1- Arber Kolonja(Macedoniya)
2- 2- Marlena Buczek Smith(USA)
3- 3-Jerome Rebiere-Desveaux(France)