John Tchalenko was working as an earthquake geologist in Iran when he first came across Alexander Iyas. On researching the Foreign Office archives he discovered that Alexander Iyas had been his great-uncle. Eventually he succeeded in locating all of Iyas’s known photographs. John Tchalenko is presently Reader in Drawing and Cognition at the University of the Arts London.
Books by this Author
Images from the Endgame
Persia through a Russian Lens 1901–1914