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Striking portraits redefine the stereotypes about Iranian fathers and daughters

Photographer Nafise Motlaq recently set out on a mission to prove that not all Iranian fathers are the same. 

Currently living in Malaysia, Motlaq grew tired of how her native Iran is frequently characterized. “After living far from my homeland for several years, I found that people generally have stereotyped opinions about Iran and Iranians due to what mainstream media feed them,” she told Mic. 

Following her own father’s bout with a serious illness and a visit home after several years abroad, she was inspired to shoot the “Fathers and Daughters” series.

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KENYA, Nairobi : An X-ray film shows a bullet lodged on 18-month-old boy Satrin Osinya (R), as he receives treatment at the Kenyatta National hospital Nairobi March 26, 2014 , three days after gunmen spraying bullets on the congregation killed six worshipers and injured 17 others during a worship service in the Coastal city of Mombasa. The fate of one-and-a-half-year-old Satrin Osinya, whose mother died trying to protect him when the attackers sprayed the church service with bullets, has gripped the east African nation. Doctors will likely wait for two weeks until swelling in the brain reduces to allow the tricky surgery to go ahead. AFP PHOTO/SIMON MAINA

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KENYA, Nairobi : An X-ray film shows a bullet lodged on 18-month-old boy Satrin Osinya (R), as he receives treatment at the Kenyatta National hospital Nairobi March 26, 2014 , three days after gunmen spraying bullets on the congregation killed six worshipers and injured 17 others during a worship service in the Coastal city of Mombasa. The fate of one-and-a-half-year-old Satrin Osinya, whose mother died trying to protect him when the attackers sprayed the church service with bullets, has gripped the east African nation. Doctors will likely wait for two weeks until swelling in the brain reduces to allow the tricky surgery to go ahead. AFP PHOTO/SIMON MAINA

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