Sunday, December 6

The Eye of the Shah: Qajar Court Photography and the Persian Past


"The Eye of the Shah: Qajar Court Photography and the Persian Past presents some 200 photographic prints, a number of vintage photographic albums, and memorabilia that utilized formal portraiture of the shah, the exhibition shows how photographers—many of them engaged by Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (r. 1848-1896), the longest reigning Shah of the Qajar Dynasty (1785-1925)— ultimately created a portrait of the country's ancient and recent past . Most of the photographs in the exhibition have never been publicly displayed. ..."
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World: Introduction
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World: Highlights
Princeton University (Press Click to enlarge)

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