Saeed Faraji’s new documentary “Mirza Javad” about the advent of photography in Iran is to be premiered at Cinema Museum in Tehran on Monday in a ceremony to be attended by the film crew. 

Mohammad Shah Qajar (1808-1848), his family and his courtiers were the first to pose for a camera in Iran. The photo was taken in December of 1842 by the Russian diplomat Nicolai Pavlov.

Source: Financial Tribune