2008/06/18 - 10:12
War Photographer Said in an Interview with Navideshahed:Officials Should Notice
Pictorial Documents of Islamic Revolution and Sacred Defense Are in Danger of Destruction
Durable Memory of Iran History Is in Danger of Destruction
TEHRAN, (SCIB) - Despite different definitions presented for photography and defining diversified functions for it, photographs are durable and unique memory of human.
Relying on such view, photographs of sacred defense time enjoy high position among the countless photographs which have been taken in our society during current century, events of victory of Islamic Revolution and after that.
In an interview with Navideshahed reporter; Abbas Aghaee, the photographer of sacred defense time said: “Many of pictorial documents remained from Islamic Revolution and sacred defense time are in danger of destruction. Due to lack of organizing, many of photographs remained from Islamic Revolution and sacred defense time are in danger of damage and destruction after the end of war. Some of these photographs are considered as pictures to be used in special ceremonies and occasions.”
He further said: “Pictorial documents collected in countries involved in war are preserved. If we look at similar experiences in other societies involved in war, we find out that many countries such as USA still publish pictorial books about Vietnam War. This is while 50 years has passed since this war has finished.”
Secretariat of the photograph exhibition of “Khoramshahr , Epic of Resistance” further added: “Hence, we find out that they have not only forgotten those events after tens of years, but also they publish valuable and durable books by organizing the archives, documentary film making centers and creditable museums.”
This war photographer referred to publishing the pictorial book of “Khoramshahr , Epic of Resistance” by Research Deputy of “Martyr Foundation and Isargaran Affairs” and said: “After 27 years that passes since freeing Khoramshahr , “Martyr Foundation and Isargaran Affairs” has recently made efforts to play an influential role in refreshing war photography by holding exhibitions and publishing valuable photograph books of war photographers. This action of “Martyr Foundation” is however admirable.”
In conclusion, Aghaee expressed sorrow at the fact that no organization has been able to collect a comprehensive and complete collection of photos about victory of Islamic Revolution. He said: “Unfortunately, no governmental or non-governmental organization has been able to collect comprehensive collection of photographs about victory of Islamic Revolution after 30 years. Such complete collection of photographs could be the best document of this victory.”