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These Powerful and Disturbing Photos Capture The Effect Of Acid Attacks
Source: Asghar Khamseh
Published: May 18, 2016

Iranian photographer Asghar Khamseh was awarded the L’Iris d’Or Photographer of the Year award at the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards for his series, Fire of Hatred. The powerful and disturbing photos show victims of acid attacks.

Here are the photographs from his award-winning series, along with his descriptions of the victims’ stories.

Maryam Zamani, 38, and Arezo Hashemi Nezhad, 13, Tehran

In 2010, while Maryam and her three daughters were attacked by her brother’s wife. Both Maryam and Arezo, one of her daughters, were completely disfigured.

Source: Asghar Khamseh
Source: Asghar Khamseh

Zivar Parvin, 37, Sarabeleh

After her husband died, her brother in law proposed her. When she refused him, he threw acid at her and her 18-year-old daughter, Yasra, while they were both asleep.

Source: Asghar Khamseh
Source: Asghar Khamseh

Mohsen Mortazavi, 34, Tehran.

Mohsen was stabbed 16 times by his coworker before he threw acid on him. He suspected Mohsen was behind the prank calls he had been receiving.

Source: Asghar Khamseh
Source: Asghar Khamseh

Mahnaz Kazemi, 39, Qom

Mahnaz decided to divorce her husband because of domestic violence. When he found out, he threw acid on her.

Source: Asghar Khamseh
Source: Asghar Khamseh

Shirin Mohamadi, 18, Tehran

She said no to her suitor. He threw acid on her.

Source: Asghar Khamseh
Source: Asghar Khamseh

Raana Por Amrai, 38 and Fatemeh Qalandari, 8, Kohdasht

Amrai’s brother-in-law threw acid on her and Fatemeh because he believed Amrai was responsible for his divorce.

Source: Asghar Khamseh
Source: Asghar Khamseh

Somayeh Mehri, 29, Bam.

She decide to divorceher husband. He threw acid on her face and body and her daughter, Raana who was 3-years-old. Somayeh died last year

Source: Asghar Khamseh
Source: Asghar Khamseh

Masoumeh Atai, 32, Esfahan

In 2008, she divorced her husband with one child. Two years later, she was attacked with acid by her ex-father-in-law.

Source: Asghar Khamseh
Source: Asghar Khamseh