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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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A City Under Dust Clouds

Ahvaz has been consistently ranked as one of the world’s worst cities for air pollution according to the World Health Organization, topping the list on numerous occasions in the past decade. Industrial sources, chief among them the refineries and other components of the…
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Open Wounds

“These Photos are part of a long-term project documenting the sacrifices of Kurdish Peshmerga in the fight to put down ISIS.” The project has taken me to the provinces of Iraqi Kurdistan. Speaking with several hundred Peshmerga, taking intimate portraits of…
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life in war

Since the beginning of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in 1897, and until the present day, there have been two forms of life in the Gaza Strip. There is a normal, calm life which quickly turns into chaos with the start of any Israeli escalation. The Gazans are surrounded…
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Kolbar

Iran’s 1458-kilometer-long border with Iraq is the longest Iran shares with any of its neighbors. For a long time, this border has been the site of most of the commercial trade between Iran, Iraq, and the Kurdistan Region. Due to customs laws, passed in the years…
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FLOODED HISTORY, FLOODED LIVES

When The Southeastern Anatolia Project in Turkey started, the perspective was improving people’s lives through sustainable development. The Ilısu Dam is one of the 22 dams of the Southeastern Anatolia Project and its aim is hydroelectric power production, flood control…
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Contemporary Iran

The country now known as Iran, formerly known as Persia, has a history that stretches thousands of years into the collective consciousness of mankind, featuring prominently in many civilizations’ religious texts, poetry, architecture, legal codes, and more. Today,…
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Afghan Asylum Seekers in Iran

Afghanistan has recorded the world’s most prolonged armed conflict in the last 150 years. Two generations have been born into war and have lived during war without being able to imagine a peaceful future. The only thing most Afghans remember is seeing their towns and…
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Big Fish

On one mid-90s’ nights, my mother had a dream that opened a heavy season in our life. She suffered from a mysterious illness that was rooted in what physicians called a spiritual waste left over from past events. It took more than a decade for her to unveil that…