Antoin Sevruguin late 1830s 1933 was a celebrated photographer of late nineteenth century Iran. Sevruguin had two lifelong obsessions. The first was a cherished desire to record Iran in all its facets on glass plates the second was to capture light in his photographs the way he so admired in Rembrandt's paintings. BOOK JACKET. In addition to his numerous pictures of urban life and portraits made in his famous studio in Tehran, Sevruguin made a photographic inventory of the landscape, archaeological sites, and people of Azarbaijan and continued the project in Kurdistan and Luristan in southwestern Iran. BOOK JACKET. In this generously illustrated book, the first ever devoted to Sevruguin and his singular work, six distinguished authors explore the photographer's life and career.
Author: Frederick N. Bohrer (Editor), Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Antoin Sevruguin