Photo of the Armenian Catholic Church of St. John in Iran, authored by Farzin Izaddust Dar, won the annual international prestigious photo competition Wiki Loves Monuments 2020.
“In harmony between nature and culture, the church seems to float against a snowy background,” says the description of the photo.
“This picture is absolutely amazing,” said one of the jury members about the picture of the Armenian church.
The photographer captured this shot a day after the blizzard began and submitted the photo to Wiki Loves Monuments.
It should also be noted that the 4th place in this competition was a colorful photo of the Vakil bazaar in the Iranian city of Shiraz, taken by Sorush Javadyan from the air.
“In this original shot, Javadyan gives a glimpse of life in the bazaar with its mixture of vibrant colors, smells and sensations,” the description says.
In total, fifteen frames were selected for the eleventh annual Wiki Loves Monuments Photo Contest from over 230,000 entries from nearly 7,700 participants.