Pakistan Photo Festival is an initiative of ZamanFilms and comprises of photographers, artists, filmmakers, journalists, social scientists, academicians and publishers with a vision to contribute to the social fabric of society through the art form of photography.
Pakistan Photo Festival
1st international photography festival
PPF 2017 is the first international photography festival showcasing work of regional, national and international photographers, in Pakistan.
Pakistan photo festival is a unique festival, which will call for the photography with narratives and stories of the globe. The idea is to introduce and cherish a unique form of Photography and to expose the various narratives on social, cultural, ethnic perspectives and distinct issues of human rights struggles and challenges. It will be a showcase of art and issue based photography with a strong human narrative to develop a cross exchange dialogue between international and local Photographers and appreciate this art form having a storyline to share and understand the stories of the world through it.
The festival will encompass a holistic dialogue generation through photographic exhibitions, workshops, seminars, art institution engagement and designing the interactive discussions for the academic and educational discourse.
Why Pakistan Photo Festival
No serious vision or effort in Pakistan to establish Photography as a known discipline of academia, story telling and arts. Photojournalism exists in Pakistan but no or less work yet done under documentary photography. Tool of photography has reached the common because of technological accessibility but the seriousness of art and narrative has not yet evolved
Pakistan becoming a major hub of photography through hosting of International Photography Festival annually.
Following are the main aims and objectives of Pakistan photo Festival;
- To institutionalize art of photography as a serious medium for academia, story telling and arts
- To fulfill the gap of documentary photography in Pakistan
- To bridging the gaps between Pakistan and global community through showcasing Photographic stories
- To understand and connect human conditions around globe through visual literacy among masses.
- To celebrate photography in Pakistan on annual basis
- To represent Pakistan in global photographic platform