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Photo Gallery: Passport vs. Reality

There are few things in life that we find more traumatizing than having our passport photo taken. Even if your friends insist that you look nothing like a glassy-eyed serial killer in real life, it can be hard to believe them. That’s probably why we find Passport and Reality — a joint photo project by Suren Manvelyan and Biayna Mahari which we spotted over on Design You Trust — so intensely satisfying. In most cases, the subjects of their portraits barely resemble the ones in the official photos, which all come from valid passports. It almost makes you wonder how many immigration officers actually look at the picture when they’re checking your book. Click through, and you might feel a little more at peace with your own pic.

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