Hadi Haideri

Statement

This is a story about people living during the Qajar dynasty. Story of deformed human beings, an imperial king who is alone at the top, sleep-deprived people who are watching an execution scene as well as the misery of families that is being captured through the photos, in black and white.
“Amphitheatre” is a story about showcasing the misery of transformed human beings so that the next generations won’t forget their historic backgrounds.
The inevitable destiny of deformed people is execution and their gradual death on gallows is shown like an entertaining feast in a movie before the eyes of witnesses.
Soltan-e Sahebgharan was brought up by maids and servants. He bluffs about his sovereignty like a scarecrow in front of helpless people but in fact he is a delusive and absurd ruler.
The confusion in the eyes of the deformed represents what we see and capture in history without a clear future in sight.

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Hadi Heidari
Born in 1356/1977- Tehran
graduate of painting from Art & Architecture university
Founder of “Haditoons”(Persiancartoon) website
Publish “Iranian cartoon literature during the reform era” in 2004 in “Rowzaneh” publication
journalism activity started with “Golagha” Inst, and continued with “Jame-e, Neshat, Asr e Azadegan’
Aftab e emrooz” daily & “Asr e ma” weekly
Editor of cartoon desk of “Shargh” daily
Editor of cartoon desk of “Mosharekat , Nowrooz,& Eqbal” daily
Editor of cartoon desk & Art director of “Etemad E Melli" newspaper
Jury 11th Iranian press festival in cartoon section
Jury 3rd city press festival in cartoon section
Jury 6th celebration of "The image of the year"- 2008
Jury 7th celebration of "The image of the year"- 2009
Jury 6th celebration of "The image of the year"- 2011
Honorable Mention of the 2nd "OMID" Journalism Award- 2007
Honorable Mention of First ECO Int'l Visual Arts Festival- 2012
Member of international federation of journalists
Art director of “Vaghay e Ettefaghieh” & “Eqbal” daily.