Simultaneously with the inclusion of the cultural landscape of Uraman/ Uramanat in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the National Commission for UNESCO-Iran recalled the landscape of this region with the Uraman photo exhibition named: Uraman; the Dirndl of the Sky.
According to ISNA, quoting the public relations of the National Commission for UNESCO-Iran, Hojjatullah Ayoubi, Secretary-General of the National Commission of Iran in UNESCO, reminded:
With the mighty efforts of Iranian experts, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts, the Iranian representative office in Paris achieved this auspicious event now presented in Uraman Photo Exhibition. I must also thank the directors, officials, and artists of the provinces of Kurdistan and Kermanshah who made significant efforts in this direction.
The Secretary-General of the National Commission for UNESCO-Iran stated that this case was critical for Iran’s cultural heritage and the country’s state in the world. He added that: in this regard, Iranian artists have organized programs such as a Uraman photo exhibition under the title: Uraman The Dirndl of the Sky. They helped to put the stress on how important this case was for the ministry of cultural heritage and handicrafts and caught UNESCO’s attention.
Uraman photo exhibition, Uraman The Dirndl of the Sky, was held in October 2020 at the House of Iranian Artists in the presence of Hojjat Hesam Mehdi, the Egyptian evaluator of the Uramanat case, by the ICOMOS organization (UNESCO’s advisory body on the preservation and protection of cultural heritage).
Uraman photo exhibition included 70 selected photographs by 35 Iranian photographers, especially photographers from Kermanshah and Kurdistan provinces, which captured original images of nature, architecture, people’s daily lives, and unique mirrors such as the “Pir Shalyar Wedding” and the “Palangan.”
Following the collection of programs related to the Uramanat World Cultural Landscape Registry, the collection of selected works of this exhibition in 105 pages and 300 copies was published by the National Commission for UNESCO-Iran.