Antoin Khan Sevruguin, "Takht-e Jamshid (Persepolis)", c. 1880 (detail), albumen print, collection of Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel

Looking at Persepolis: The Camera in Iran, 1850 – 1930



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"Looking at Persepolis" considers the role of the camera in Iran, focusing on early photography of from the latter 19th and early 20th centuries. These rare photographs reveal how images of ancient splendour Persia used to construct the identity for a rapidly modernising nation. Guest curated by Pantea Haghighi.