Pakistan Photo Festival Fellowship Program
The fellowship will create an understanding and appreciation of documentary photography and photojournalism in Pakistani society at very grassroots level.
Pakistan is located in a region, which has faced great political, economic and religious strife for the past two decades. Under every stone is a story that has the potential to inspire, move and awe. For too long the story of Pakistan and its people has been conveyed to the world through a foreign lens that is more than often skewed. It’s about time we take control of our narrative and tell our own stories with our own lens.
Goal of the Fellowship
The goal of the fellowship is to help build a stronger social documentary photography practice in Pakistan by helping selected students work on issue-based multi-media projects that highlight some of the most pressing social, economic, legal and rights struggles in the country. Those selected will be assigned a mentor throughout the duration of the fellowship, who will work closely with the student through the various phases of the project – research, design, execution and production. The fellowship will create an understanding and appreciation of documentary photography and photojournalism in Pakistani society at very grassroots level.
Pakistan Photo festival fellowship Projects
Industry of Dissolving Portraits
From the Metro Bus; Uncommon Stories of the Common People
Five Pounds in My Pocket
The Walled Street Journal
Scavenging for Wealth
The Past that Couldn’t be
Conversations in Transit
Pakistan Photo Festival Fellowship 2017 Projects
Pakistan photo festival fellowship 2017 is a two-months long program hosted by PakistanPhotoFestival for Pakistani photographers who are interested in documentary photography and photojournalism.
The Fellowship will be awarded to the 15 Pakistani photographers every year to undertake the 8-months long photography project under the supervision of Internationally recognized photographers. They will provide ongoing mentorship throughout the two-months. During two-months long residency program every photographer will produce body of work individually in the field of documentary photography/photojournalism. All work will be exhibited in the Pakistan Photo Festival’s annual event.
“the masses in our country, such as those that travel by the metro [bus] would never have the opportunity to experience art. this photo exhibition is meant for them. with a footfall of over 20,000 individuals per day at this one station alone, the venue fulfills its purpose of exposing the average pakistani to photo journalism and art.”.