Matic Zorman


Slovenian Artist Perceives Serenity in Ayatollah Khamenei’s Letter

Slovenian photographer Matic Zorman said he has felt a sense of “calmness” in a recent letter that Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei sent to the youth in North America and Europe.

Zorman is a respected photographer in Slovenia who has won many awards for his works of art. He has held several exhibitions so far displaying photos of Palestinian children bearing the brunt of the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and elsewhere.

During a visit to Iran this week, the Slovenian gave an interview to the Tasnim News Agency, commenting on Ayatollah Khamenei’s recent letter to the Western youth.

On January 21, Ayatollah Khamenei wrote a letter asking the European and North American youths not to judge Islam based on the recent terrorist attacks that killed 17 people in French capital Paris.

In his letter, the Supreme Leader urged Western youths to try to gain a direct and firsthand knowledge of the religion in reaction to the flood of prejudgments and disinformation campaigns.

“It’s calm and I can feel its calmness spreading in the world,” Zorman said of the letter.He hailed the letter as a good way to encourage people to hear the voice of Iran and the Islamic world.

Matic Zorman is Slovenian photographer, born in 1986. In 2008 he began his professional career in photojournalism began, by contributing to a variety of Slovenian newspapers and magazines on a daily basis. Since documenting aftermath of Palestinian-Israeli conflict in Gaza for the first time in 2010, he has focused on unveiling and highlighting the humanitarian issues that remain hidden in one of most reported conflicts. Passionate about documentary projects and reporting conflict through personal stories of those affected by it, Matic is motivated to fight omnipotent apathy by putting a face of a victims who’s stories would otherwise be reported as a statistics. Matic sees personal stories as crucial to the understanding of the multilayered consequences of conflicts throughout Middle East. In 2013 he was invited in roster of emerging talents by Reportage by Getty Images, in 2015 he attended NOOR-Nikon Masterclass in Belgrade.

Source: Tasnim News Agency