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Tehran museum hangs works by Georgian photographer Antoine Sevruguin
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TEHRAN – A selection of photos by Georgian photographer Antoine Sevruguin (1830-1933), who lived in Iran during the Qajar era, has been put on display in an exhibition at the Iran Photo Museum, which is also known as Axkhaneh Shahr.

Forty photos in black and white featuring Sevruguin’s family members and relatives are on show in the exhibit, which opened yesterday, the museum announced in a press release on Tuesday.

Sevruguin was born in Iran, but his mother returned with her family to her hometown of Tbilisi, Georgia, after his father, Vassil, a Russian diplomat in Iran, died in a horse-riding accident.

Sevruguin studied to become a painter. Accompanied by his two brothers, he returned to Iran in the early 1870s and established a photography studio first in Tabriz and then in Tehran.

Many of the early portraits of dervishes and women have been attributed to Sevruguin.

The exhibit will be running until May 15 in the museum, which is located on Bahar Shiraz St. near Haft-e Tir Square.

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