TEHRAN (Honaronline) – Hamid Sufi and Saman Torabi won a special prize at a caricature festival in Montenegro.
The 6th Kolasin 2021 caricature Festival was held in Montenegro, and Iranian cartoonists Hamid Sufi and Saman Torabi won the special prize of this event.
A statement published by the organizers reads
The theme of this year’s festival is “courage, bravery.” Man is an imperfect being and lives with fears. Can a man be free and just if he does not have the courage? Can he achieve his goals if he is not brave? Is courage madness or the strength of man? Man is surrounded by various dangers, trials, torments, diseases, wars, violence and injustices... Can a man overcome all this if he does not have the courage? Does courage make him stronger and more just? In the end, can a man be an upright, proud, free and conscious being if he does not have the courage?
Artists from all over the world responded to this given topic through cartoon and strong messages.The best works will travel the world and send a message around the planet.
405 artists participated in this event, and finally 84 people from Ukraine, Indonesia, Serbia, Cuba, Russia, Brazil, Romania, China, Belgium, Turkey, Peru, Italy, Syria etc. reached the final stage of the sixth international Kolasin cartoon competition. Among all, a number of Iranian cartoonists were also present. Ali Miraei, Ali Shafiei, Reza Rahimi, Hamid Gholijari, Hassan Omidi, Hibat Ahmadi, Javad Takjoo, Mahmoud Barkhordar, Marzieh Khanizadeh, Masoud Shojaei Tayatabai, Mohammad Hossein Akbari, Nima Shahmiri, Reyhaneh Fakuri, Salar Ishratkhah and Saman TorabiIranian artists were presented their works in this competition.