Pictures of Iranian Birth certificates that belong to men born in 1942. These pictures are collected and used by Iranian artist Najaf Shokri in an art project titled “Documentation of Iranian Men, born in 1942”.
Dervishes were a common subject for foreign photographers of the late Qajar period. These photographs helped to create and fed the stereotypes of exotic Easterners, but nevertheless they are useful historical records of the period.
The Qajar king, Fath-Ali Shah (1772 – 1834) loved to have his image on large scale canvasses, frescoes, and reliefs, showing the grandeur of his imperial appearance. Most of his oil painting portraits are painted by Mirza Baba and Mehr-Ali.
“Portraits: Iran” by Ramin Talaie. Ramin Talaie is a photographer based in New York City. He holds a master degree in international studies from Adelphi University. Ramin is the founding editor of photo agency document IRAN Images, a news and stock agency.
An illustration of a boy, painted based on a copy of a photograph from a Tunisian boy taken in the early 20th century. The illustration is printed and widely distributed in Iran as “Prophet Muhammad in his teenage years.”
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