Last week, I reviewed David Burnett’s 44 Days: Iran and the Remaking of the World. At the end of the review, I mentioned that I had two copies to give away (courtesy National Geographic) and the books would be handed out as prizes in a mini-contest. The requirement was to curate a gallery of “Iran” using Flickr’s new feature. So here are the entries received, and the winners of the two books.

And for those who may have overlooked the contest, there’s always next time! Just remember that I usually try to give out a few free copies when I do book reviews.

BOOK WINNERS

These two galleries really caught my attention and the curators will be receiving a copy of 44 Days: Iran and the Remaking of the World. All of the galleries were outstanding, and I had a very tough time choosing only two winners. Ultimately, the two winners were chosen not only for the images, but because they conveyed a sense of enlightenment with respect to the subject.

COLORS OF IRAN, BY JOHN MILLEKER

John put together a brilliant display of images that showcase the amazing colors to be found in the various landscapes of Iran, and it was apparent that he was surprised to see the results of his own gallery.

Colors of Iran, by John Milleker

ENCASED IN MY OWN IGNORANCE, BY THE_WOLF_BRIGADE

This gallery showed a great amount of thought and consideration from the_wolf_brigade, and it was quite clear that he was moved by the exercise.

Encased in my own ignorance, by the_wolf_brigade

So congrats to John and “the_wolf” for curating these two galleries — the books are in the mail, I hope you enjoy seeing David’s perspective of Iran!

OTHER ENTRIES

These three galleries are by no means any less impressive than the others, and I’m quite impressed with the thought put into them. I’m sorry that I can’t give out more books to these folks, and I appreciate their participation.

IRAN – PLACES, BY CHARLES CONNER

Iran - Place, by Charles Conner

ARCHITECTURE OF IRAN, BY JEREMY BROOKS

Architecture of Iran, by Jeremy Brooks

IRAN IN BLACK AND WHITE, BY SIGMUND

Iran in Black and White, by Sigmund

And again, my own gallery for the purpose of this project:

FACES OF IRAN, BY BRIAN AUER

Faces of Iran

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Thanks! Yeah it really opened my mind. I’m still ignorant (I think), but perhaps slightly more aware of the stereotypes I assumed existed.

October 13, 2009 3:02 am

All of these galleries are fabulous. Thanks to those who took the time to pull them together, and to Brian for sharing them with of us.

October 13, 2009 12:35 pm

tons of awesome stuff here, but I especially love the colors of iran and the faces of iran!

October 16, 2009 12:11 am

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