A Journey towards the Nation’s Heartbeat by Mobeen Ansari at T2F


Mobeen Ansari is a photographer, filmmaker & sculptor based in Islamabad, Pakistan. After attaining his bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from National College of Arts, he started working as a photographer, telling stories of Pakistan and its people through his photos, and movies.

He has published two photography books. The first one is called ‘Dharkan: The Heartbeat of a Nation’ which features portraits and stories of iconic people of Pakistan from all walks of life, including personalities like the late Abdul Sattar Edhi, Abida Parveen, Sheema Kermani, Wasim Akram and many others.

Recently Dharkan was re-published in form of its second edition, after a hiatus of 4 years. In this session, Mobeen will talk about the making of the book and experiences of photographing the people starred in the book. He will also talk about how stories of these icons changed and evolved over time, which he has added to the second edition.His second book, called ‘White in the Flag’, is based on lives and festivities of religious minorities of Pakistan.

Mobeen has exhibited in Pakistan and around the world, namely in China, Italy, Iraq, and across the United States. Other than being the author of the above mentioned books, Mobeen has also produced two silent movies. ‘Hellhole’ is a black and white short film, based on the life of a sanitation worker (generally known as gutter cleaners) in Karachi, and ‘Lady of Emerald Scarf’, also a short film, which follows a day in the life of Aziza, a carpet maker and shepherd in Gulmit, a village in Northern Pakistan.

Date: Thursday, 13th February 2020
Time: 07:30 PM – 09:00 PM
Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Free!
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2698732683742789/

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