Photography, Race and Slavery - African sitters of Qajar Era Iran

Photography, Race and Slavery

25/09/2019 - 12:49pm

Exhibition: Currently on display, UNSW Main Library Level 5

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.

A featured collection which contains a snapshot of UNSW Library resources on the exhibition subject area is available for the duration of the exhibition.

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