Monday, October 5, 2009

Antoin Sevruguin, photographer of the Imperial Court of Iran

Antoin Sevruguin (1830s-1933) was an official photographer of the Imperial Court of Iran whose commercial photography studio was one of the most successful in Tehran from the late 1870s to about 1934. The images in this collection provide a rich visual documentation of the Qajar and early Pahlavi dynasties of Iran. (Click to see archives)


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link. You could really see the Ottoman influence in their dressing. I am surprised by the few photos of women in public life during the 1800's.

Naj said...

You're welcome!

I keep saying Iran is a matriarchy! In fact, this very king in the picture, naser-e-ddin shah, was highly influenced by his mother!

Women in Iran have always operated behind the scene!