“I Was a Deer” illustrator wins Golden Apple at Bratislava biennial

September 11, 2017

TEHRAN – Iranian illustrator Narges Mohammadi has won a Golden Apple for her works in the book “I Was a Deer” at the Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava in Slovakia.

Winners were announced on Saturday by a jury composed of Iranian illustrator Ali Buzari and eight other artists from other countries, as well as a jury of seven children.

“I Was a Deer” by Ahmad Akbarpur is about a deer that has been severely injured. The deer knows that it must flee from the royal hunters.

Ludwig Volbeda from the Netherlands won the Grand Prize of the biennial for his collection “The Birds”.

Maki Arai from Japan, Ji-min Kim from South Korea, Ana Desnitskaya from Russia and Daniela Olejníková from Slovakia were other winners of Golden Apple. 

A wide variety of programs have been arranged for the Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava, which opened on Friday. It will run until October 29.

Photo: This illustration by Iranian illustrator Narges Mohammadi from Ahmad Akbarpur’s book “I Was a Deer” won a Golden Apple at the Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava in Slovakia.
 
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