Iranian fathers and their daughters
• Iranian fathers and their daughters
Iranian-born Nafis Motlak living in Malaysia, was surprised to find that in this country people are talking about Iran disturbing things. They do not have a realistic vision of her native country, because they rely mainly on stereotypes. Wanting to refute these stereotypes, Senior Lecturer in the University Putra Malaysia, Motlak Nafis traveled home and examined the relationship of fathers and daughters in Iran with the help of photographs.
Shima and Lima and their father - the manager of a large firm. "Our father was in Europe. That's why he gave us all the freedom of Western youth in their personal lives, "- they said
Azeri and her father - a carpet salesman and his daughter. "He is a very cheerful person. He makes people laugh and of his jokes are always fun at family celebrations. He likes board games with friends and often played chess on the market ", - said his daughter.
"There are stereotypes about the relationship of Iranian men and women who are mostly shown by many media. But it is not so. That's why I decided to create a photo project to shed light on the real warm and trusting relationship of fathers and daughters in the Iranian families, "- said the author of the project Nafis Motlak.
Fatima and her father - an office worker. "He's a good father. I do not know what to add, "- she said.
Catalunya and her father - a retired army officer. "My friends think that he cares about me too much, but I think he's a big fan of my life", - she said.
Nafis Motlak says he does not think that the relationship of fathers and daughters in Iran too different from those that exist in other countries.
Fatima and her father - a librarian in the mosque. "People think that I have no freedom, because my father - a priest, but it is not true. He gave me permission to visit the National Book Fair with my friends when I was 15 years, "- she said.
Shadi and her father - a businessman. "His soul is still sitting stubborn boy. You need to know how to deal with it, "- she said.
Zahra and her father -. Unemployed "I do not know what to say about it," - she said.
Nafis Motlak spent a little less than two weeks, taking pictures, traveling the cities and rural areas in order to better cover a wide stratum of the population. Its purpose was to show that "Iranian men are not all the same." Among them are many of these, as well as her own father, who train and support their daughters and women's rights in general. "There are many successful Iranian women in universities, in business, in the arts, science and industry, and we have to realize that most of them have very good support for fathers and male friends in their life", - she added.
Zahra and her father - a farm worker. "He works hard, so that we can live a normal life", - she said.
"Iran's culture can have many weak and unpleasant places, but whatever it is, it is far from the real situation, which is shown by the media in the world", - she said. "When you live outside Iran, you are tired of the wrong perception, strange questions about the people of your country. They judge everything based on false information. I think I know the reality and the truth is very important. "
Masha and her father - a war veteran. "He was always my hero, but I want it to be a happy father," - she said.