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A Kurdish shepherd hugs his fourteen year old blind son who had stepped on an Iranian mine. The father, who sold most of his property to bring his son to Tehran, offered his eyes but the boy was too badly injured for a transplant

cibachrome photograph
33.0 × 49.6 cm (image and sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Tehran, Iran
Accession Number
Australian Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Coles Myer Ltd, Governor, 1996
© Michael Coyne
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Daryl and Anne Whinney
Gallery location
Not on display
Series of photographs produced in Iran during the 1980s following the fall of the Shah.