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Department of historical and cultural material studies, ICAR, RICHT, Tehran, Iran. , a.chaychi@richt.ir
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Antoine  Sevreguin is one of the most famous and influential ancient photographers of Iran. The photographs attributed to him are used not only in the field of art history but also in other multi-disciplinary studies. Unfortunately, most of the artistic masterpieces attributed to him are in collections and museums have not correct information and the history of photography. His studio was set on fire during the constitutional conflict, and the rest of his photographs were confiscated and later returned in small numbers.some of the photos of his collection have seen also in other collections like Dmitri Ermakov collection in Georgia National Museum.This article, which has been prepared using comparative studies, photographs of collections, museums, studies of cultural objects and historical archeological methods, shows that at times his photography studio was a cultural and commercial agancy and by sharing his photographs and negatives, and Other photographers or re-photographers of various subjects have served Orientalists and Iranologists and various institutions. An example of this cooperation that has been done with a joint program is the preparation of government and non-government picture postcards, which were known as “Varage Posti” in the Qajar period. This Studio cooperation continued in line with other cultural activities from the constitutional period to the end of the Qajar dynasty. 

Type of Study: Research | Subject: Inscriptions of the building
Received: 2020/08/11 | Accepted: 2020/12/28 | Published: 2021/01/10

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