Mohammad Ali Jadid ol-Eslam, the Iranian veteran artist and a prominent photographer, was the guest of Seyed Abbas Azimi, CEO of Azadi Tower.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute, quoting the public relations of Azadi Tower, Mohammad Ali Jadid ol-Eslam was born in 1952 in Tabriz and has been working in the field of photography since 1964. Possessing 950 cameras, he is the holder of the largest collection of cameras in Iran. His largest camera uses 24*18 film and the smallest ones are the Minox and Leica spying cameras.
In addition to cameras, he also possesses a collection of old photographs from Qajar period.
Presently, Jadid ol-Eslam is the chairman of East Azerbaijan Photographers Association.
Among the items in his collection are Foclander, Schneider and Zeiss lenses, Hasselblad medium-range cameras, Zeissikon, Kodak, Roliflex, Rolly-Code, Brunica, Butchers (England), 35mm cameras, Leica types (with the Reich III engraved logo), Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Contacs, Robot, and a variety of spying cameras, stereoscope cameras for 3D negative photography, and older instant cameras.