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Asghar Khamseh, Iran, Photographer of the Year, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Series Name: Fire of Hatred

Series Description: The violent act of acid throwing is primarily against women and children. These attacks are committed with the intent to disfigure, maim and destroy the social life and future of the victim. The motivation to commit this type of violence is cultural destitution, intolerance and happens in situations such as family conflicts, rejected marriage proposal, revenge and divorce requests. Victims In addition physical and psychological damages, victims are faced with the experience of social stigma ,blame and social unpleasant tags