Title of exhibition over photograph: African slaves in Iran during the Qajar era, 1880s

Photography, Race and Slavery

Exhibition: 23 September – 14 November 2019, UNSW Main Library Level 5
Opening event: Wednesday 25 September 2019, 5.00pm

Curated by Dr Pedram Khosronejad (Western Sydney University), this exhibition traces the unexplored history of African slaves in Iran during the Qajar dynasty and looks at the unique relationship between photography and slavery in Iran from the 1840s to the 1930s.

The photographs in this exhibition are drawn from government and personal archives throughout Iran, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. Photography, Race and Slavery: African Sitters of Qajar Era Iran is the first exhibition organised in Australia that traces the history of Africans enslaved in Iran using photographs of the Qajar (1796-1925) and early Pahlavi periods (1925-1979).

This exhibition is presented as part of the UNSW Library Exhibitions Program and the Silk Roads @ UNSW Research Network Seminar Series in collaboration with the Religion and Society Cluster of Western Sydney University.

See the exhibition catalogue for essays and the list of works featured.

 

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 Opening night - Crowd attending seminar with Dr Pedram Khosronejad at front screen
Opening night crowd viewing installation
Opening night crowd viewing installation
Opening night crowd viewing installation
Opening night crowd viewing installation
 Crowd viewing opening night speech
Crowd waching opening night speaker Professor Timothy O'Leary
Opening night crowd viewing installation
Opening night crowd viewing installation
Professor Timothy O'Leary and Scientia Professor Louise Edwards standing in front of installation
Opening night crowd viewing installation
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