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Antoin Sevruguin - Persian Photographer

In Focus: Antoin Sevruguin

  Antoin Sevruguin (Persian 1830-1933 :آنتوان سورگین: ) was an Armenian-Iranian photographer in Iran, also known by the name Serunian, Sergruvian, Sevriogin, Sevrugin, and Sevraguine, during the reign of the Qajar dynasty (1785–1925). See more of Antoin Sevruguin’s photographs and glass plates in the collection at the Freer & Sackler Galleries – Smithsonian and click here …

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Cindy Sherman - American Photographer

In Focus: Cindy Sherman

Cynthia “Cindy” Morris Sherman (born January 19, 1954) is an American photographer and film director, best known for her conceptual portraits. In 1995, she was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. Through a number of different series of works, Sherman has sought to raise challenging and important questions about the role and representation of women …

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