I am an independent, self-taught photojournalist and documentary photographer. Born in Karachi, Pakistan, since my early childhood I started working for a small old photo-studio in my neighbourhood learning B/W film processing. Later I joined local advertising agencies, covering fashion, commercial and product photography, and following step into the freelance world.
“Those who know not about themselves write stories”
For now I am a freelance photojournalist. I don’t do it to boast my expertise but to please my inner soul. As a person I want to achieve a rank amongst the best of photojournalist. Living at the edge and reaching the core of the problem. I do not provide solutions with my photographs; I just want to capture the real unadulterated picture of the world as I see it through my lens. The sense of responsibility I have gained during my experiences with people around me has been a picturesque journey. Doing photography is a passion and along with it I keep my soul satisfied through the lens as a way to educate people on what is the condition around them and by giving exposure to those areas that are yet to be discovered.
I have worked for local and international newspapers, magazines, NGO’s and stock agencies around the world. My photography covers the ranges of international politics, humanitarian issues, socio-political issues and environmental works.
I took part to the group exhibition Where Three Dreams Cross: 150 Years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh at Whitechapel Gallery London in 2010.
Publications / Assignments
The New York Times
Bloomberg Market Magazine
The National UAE
Helsingin Sanomat (Finland)
The Star (Toronto Canada)
The Boston Globe
NGOs specific Assignments
Food and Agriculture Organization for United Nation (FAO)
International Organization For Migration (IOM)