The first year of Kerman Tourism Photo Festival (in 2016) was held in three categories: Amateur Photographers, Professional Photographers and Kerman Professional Photographers.
Two of Hossein Farahani's works which captured Lut Desert, reached the finals and one of them named “Lut Desert” got second prize in the Professional Photographers category.
Exhibition of the selected works of Kerman Tourism Photo Festival was held in Shahid Atashi Gallery in May/June? 2016. One hundred and twenty selected photos sent to the festival’s secretariat were exhibited. Its closing ceremony took place in Kosar Cultural Center in June 2016.