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  • KSL Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022

    USU professor internationally acclaimed for photo display 'LGBTQ in Utah'

    LOGAN — An Iranian photographer and Utah State University professor is getting some international recognition for a photo display that shows the struggles of being gay in Utah.

    Fazilat Soukhakian said recent events in Colorado Springs and in Iran have added some unexpected meaning to her photo essay. She said none of those things were going on when she started this project five years ago.

    Soukhakian is not queer, which is why she wanted to take her time in trying to understand her subjects. Her work shows the struggles of being queer.

    She said that the symbol of freedom that is the United States may not always paint an accurate picture.

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