Extraordinary seniors: Rausan Borujerdi
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Some cultures are painted in broad strokes, according to Rausan Borujerdi, but the act of painting itself can help shatter stereotypes, she believes.
The young artist said she feels most compelled to portray Iran as the vibrant country she has come to know through family visits.
"I'm Iranian-American, and I have a profound knowledge of the political and social tensions between Iran and...