TEHRAN, July 1 (MNA) -- The late Swedish explorer and geographer Sven Hedin’s photos are currently on display at the Islamic Dissemination Organization Office in Qom.

A total of 45 of Hedin’s black and white works have been showcased in the exhibit entitled “From Damavand to Kavir”.


He took the photos between 1886 to 1908 while he was traveling hundreds of kilometers along Iran’s Kavir paths and his sojourns in Iranian desert cities including Bastam, Semnan, Tehran, Qom, Kerman, Bam and Yazd.


The showcase will run until July 15.


He depicted Iranian architecture, ritual, anthropology and history in his photos, exhibit organizer Ebrahim Soleimani told MNA on Monday.


The exhibition has been organized in order to introduce the youth with Persian civilization and as well to encourage Iranian photographer, he added.


Nigraphic website described Hedin as “One of the most well-known travelers of the Kavir (a salt desert in north central Iran). Hedin knew Iran well and tried more than any of his colleagues to spread this knowledge worldwide.


“Hedin traveled on camelback day and night for weeks journeying hundreds of kilometers along the narrow Kavir paths in order to be able to authentically portray the region in his work. His desire was to write a book in such a way that any reader would be able, from within its pages, to smell the dust and salt sense the heat of the sands and see the transparency of the skies.”


Photos were on display during an exhibit which was held in November at Niavaran Cultural Center.





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