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Friday, April 19, 2013

Iran in Photographs

Hakim Nur-Mahmud and Family, by Antoin Sevruguin. Myron Bement Smith Collection

Last year the Freer|Sackler Archives put together a team to digitize, research and catalog our large and growing collections of 19th century photography of Iran. The result is over 1,000 images in SIRIS, with greatly improved descriptions. The project is ongoing, but in time for the March celebration of Nowruz, the Iranian New Year, we rolled out our new Iran in Photographs web page. 

Tehran in Winter, by Abdullah Mirza Qajar.  Photograph albums of Qajar Iran
The site is still a work in progress, so check back from time to time.  We will be adding more photographs from new acquisitions as well as an expanded section on the history of the development of photography in Iran, with representations from many of the photographers and studios who played .

David Hogge

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