LES AUTEURS DE RDV•I
Téhéran / Iran
Représenté par Mojtaba Abdoulrahimkhan / email@example.com
1er Prix Photo - RDV•I 2017
Directeur Artistique : Ambroise TEZENAS
Sadegh Souri was born on 29/07/1985 in Nahavand City – Hamedan Province of Iran. He has a BA in Photography & Cinematography from the University of Applied Science and Technology of Zahedan Branch. 3rd Artistic Grade Degree in Photography by Cultural Ministry of Iran equal BA Photography.
In Iran, death penalty is given to the children for the crimes such as murder, drug trafficking, and armed robbery. According to the Islamic Penal Law, the age when girls are held accountable for their crimes is 9 years old, while the international conventions have banned the death penalty for individuals under 18. Pursuant to the passing of new laws in the recent years, the Iranian Judiciary System detains children in Juvenile Delinquents Correction Centre after their verdict. Those with minor crimes are freed after spending their term and those who are sentenced to death are hanged after reaching 18 if the next of kin (private complainants) do not take back their complaints. At the time of the shooting, some girls were waiting for their execution. However, some of the next of kin (private complainants) withdrew their complaints and some of the girls were freed. They are living their normal life now. And this project still continues.