'Amazing Pakistan, Amazing Afghanistan': Photography exhibition to be held in Istanbul

Published: January 24, 2019
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Brown Bear in Deosai National Park. PHOTO COURTESY: AWAIS ALI SHEIKH

Brown Bear in Deosai National Park. PHOTO COURTESY: AWAIS ALI SHEIKH

The “Amazing Pakistan, Amazing Afghanistan” photography exhibition aimed at promoting the long-shared history of Pakistan and Afghanistan will be held at the Altınbaş University’s Gayrettepe Campus on Friday.

The event is being organised by the Hollings Centre and Altınbaş University in Istanbul, Turkey.

The “Amazing Pakistan, Amazing Afghanistan” project was an outcome of an Afghanistan-Pakistan Partnership Summit that the Hollings Center organised in January 2017 with the support of the US Embassy, Kabul.

Uchhali Lake. PHOTO COURTESY: AWAIS ALI SHEIKH

Uchhali Lake. PHOTO: AWAIS ALI SHEIKH

The summit previously brought together 26 participants from across the border to promote regional integration and strengthening of professional networks.

During the summit, participants had the opportunity to work on project ideas to bring both neighbours closer through areas of common interest.

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A photography competition and two exhibitions were held in Lahore and Kabul to promote commonalities between the neighbours through the medium of photography.

The events were organised by The Media Foundation in Pakistan and NAI Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan in October 2017.

Baltit Fort. PHOTO COURTESY: MAQSOOD AKHTAR

Baltit Fort. PHOTO COURTESY: MAQSOOD AKHTAR

Photographers and photojournalists were invited from both countries to submit photography related to cultural heritage, historical monuments, and other traditional activities.

Around 110 photographers from Pakistan and 51 from Afghanistan submitted 805 photos. Top three photos were selected from each country out of the 50 shortlisted photos.

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  • Sher Khan Niazi
    Jan 25, 2019 - 12:08AM

    Hello,

    Good to hear that, this will help our tourism industries and well as show the true side of Pakistan…

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    P.S Brown Bear (that’s not a brown bear it’s Grizzle bear) in Deosai National Park. PHOTO COURTESY: AWAIS ALI SHEIKH… I never knew that we had Grizzle bear in Pakistan. Recommend

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