Antoine Sorogin: Pioneering Photographer of the Qajar Era

Exploring Possible Connections: Court or Aristocratic Model?
While it is plausible that the woman had a connection to the court due to Sorogin’s access to the Qajar court and the harem reference in one archive, it is also possible that the categorization was based on the visual resemblance of those specific photos to others associated with the harem. Intriguingly, the style of portrait photography featuring this woman differs somewhat from the typical court women’s portraits, suggesting that Sorogin may have chosen her as a captivating “model” from an aristocratic family, showcasing her unique allure and charm.

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May 17, 2023 | 8:32 pm