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Maryam Rahmanian

Maryam Rahmanian graduated from Queens College, New York in 2005 with a degree in Art Studio. She moved to Iran in 2006 and began working for both the Iranian and foreign press; SHANA, a cultural heritage news agency, PressTV and Atlas Press.

Her pictures have been published in Times Magazine, New York Times, Rolling Stone, Le Point, Global Post and Newsweek magazine. Maryam’s works have been exhibited in Edinburgh International Photo Festival, and Toronto International Salon of Photography. Her photo essay was selected Honorable Mention by International Photography Awards (IPA) in 2010 and Exhibit A Photography Contest.

Maryam Rahmanian is currently working for United Press news agency.

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A General view shows a packed stadium as two groups of wrestlers perform traditional wrestling match in the Zaynalkhan, Esfarayen 772KM Northeast of Tehran on April 2,2012.In this traditional competition, participants wear a traditional costume called Chookheh, and the competition is held in the open air. Chookheh game has gained more popularity in recent years.The game usually take place on the 13th and 14th of the Iranian New Year.

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