About the Book:
Armed with a Kodak Panorm, which could take wide-angle images, Alexander Ivanovitch Iyas, an officer in the Tsar’s Lithuanian Regiment, was transferred to Soujbulak, near Persia’s western border with Turkey in 1912. Throughout his years in Persia he documented the places, people and events he encountered with some remarkable photographs, providing us today with a rare Russian point of view of the Great Game – the rivalry between Britain and Russia for the domination of Central Asia. A unique and hitherto unknown group of images has been uncovered for a region and a time for which no other comprehensive collection exists.
About the Author:
John Tchalenko travelled extensively in Iran as an earthquake geologist, where he first came across the traces of Alexander Iyas who he eventually discovered to be his great-uncle. Tchalenko is currently Reader in Drawing and Cognition at the University of the Arts, London.
Name: Images from the Endgame: Persia through a Russian Lens 1901-1914
Publisher: Saqi Books
Author: John Tchalenko
Price: AED 135
Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.8 x 11 inches