UC Santa Barbara students came together on Thursday to mourn the 176 lives lost in the Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 plane crash in Iran on Jan. 8. A group of about 30 people lit candles while delivering — both in Farsi and in English — a unifying message: separate from religion or political party, the loss is devastating to all.
Photos of the vigil taken by Nexus photographers can be viewed below:
Siavash Ghadiri is a senior biopsychology student at UCSB, and the current Photo Editor of The Daily Nexus.
His love for the art began with enrollment in a 35mm darkroom photography class at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, California. His experience crosses many niches, including street photography, landscape photography, portrait photography, music photography, and photojournalism.
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