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Faces of Fighters in MMA

Surprising even for Iranian journalists and locals, and unlike what it first appears, the Iranian “Pahlevan” MMA Championship League is broadcast live on YouTube for promotion. The surprise dissipates gradually with every step an onlooker takes into the fighting hall, if…
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The Last Day

This ongoing series looks at the immigration of Iranian youths, to distant countries, who wish to find a better situation in order to have a successful life. They leave their own country, not to experience new things, but because it is a compulsory evacuation, like…
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Other Mona Lisas

For hundreds of years, drugs have been affecting social, economical and political life in Iran. The UN considers Iran to be in one of the worst addiction crises in the world. Iranians consume more than two tons of drugs each day. According to official government…
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The Job that No One Wants

Immigration and the phenomenon of looking at a migrant is largely “angular” from the host community and can be a top-down gaze.The “weight” of this gaze can also be seen in the eyes of immigrants. A kind of response that can be seen in the face of laborers or…
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ERASING HOME

The city of Hasankeyf sits along the banks of the Tigris River in southeastern Turkey. Continuously inhabited for over 12,000 years, it is one of the oldest settlements in the world and well-known for its wealth of ancient ruins and artifacts. However, this cultural and…
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Foreign Mirror

Since the first COVID-19 case was officially announced, right before the new year, people have stayed in quarantine. I visited 15 people who had stayed at home for more than a month. I interviewed these people about their feelings and occupations at the time of outbreak…
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Let Them Survive

According to the statistical reports of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (2017) around 68.5 million persons are refugees or asylum seekers around the world. A large number of them have left their country of origin, in particular as a result of, war,…