The event displays a collection of photos by Armenian-Georgian photographer Antoin Sevruguin, British-Russian photographer Russi Khan Ivanov, French photographers Felix Nadar and Eugene Pirou, and Russian photographer Dmitri Ivanovich Ermakov.
The collection belongs to the Iranian genealogist and historian of the University of Hamburg Ashkan Aminianfard and depicts of a number of Qajar officials.
Visitors can also see works by Mirza Abdollah Qajar, Dust-Mohammad Khan Moayyer-ol-Mamalek, Mohammad-Hassan Khan Qajar, Mirza Mohammad Khan Heshmat-ol-Mamalek and a number of other Iranian photographers.
The exhibition, which will run until June 5, has been organized to commemorate the International Museum Day on May 18.
Qajar prince Malek-Qasem Mirza was the first Iranian who tried photography in the country. The only other photographer of the time was Jules Richard, a French tutor who took a picture with a daguerreotype camera.
The art of photography was introduced in Iran about five years after its invention in 1839 and during the last years of Qajar king Mohammad Shah’s reign.
Nasser ad-Din Shah, who was very interested in the new technology, sent a number of Iranian students to Europe to learn the art.