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Shah Zaman Baloch

Founder and festival Director

Shah Zaman Baloch works to promote and explore his own culture in Pakistan. Graduating as a part of the pioneer batch of Film and TV National College of Art Pakistan in 2008, Shah Zaman Baloch is a passionate individual who believes in the medium of Film and Photography as the very essence of social change.  A well-reputed short film director, he has also served as a cinematographer, writer, editor and photographer for many Film and Art projects. He has been acknowledged and recognized for his talent and has received accolades in the form of international awards and scholarships. Shah Zaman is also a professional photographer with formidable knowledge.

Iram Sana

festival coordinator

Iram Sana is a consultant for UNDP Legal Gender Recognition in Asia Pacific, also runs a cultural organization, Olomopolo Media for education and social interventions using the medium of visual and performance arts. Believes in pluralism and eager to work with diverse community particularly with the minorities and underprivileged section of our society. Olomopolo Media provide a third space for all, and intentionally to minority groups to develops a meaningful discourse and discuss issues which are not very well received in public forums generally. She has been working as a theater practitioner and trainer to youth groups in universities and colleges on the themes of democracy, inclusiveness and peace building using theater as a tool of communication. She mentored teachers and community groups as an art education consultant. Her forte is art management for theater, productions, festivals, and creative ventures, fall into the realm of visual and performance arts.

Midhat Abbas

USA Festival Coordinator

Interdisciplinary approach toward arts helped me broaden my scope, approach and experience towards meaningful living. Being an 80’s kid I felt a strong kinship with the digital revolution and that’s how my art practice transitioned from paint and brush to camera and video. Relationship with space and time in the context of culture and religion played a vital role in my processes. Geopolitical theater added fuel to my imagination. In such an atmosphere I was lucky enough to develop projects that integrated arts with education paving the way for the future generations.

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Pakistan Photo Festival is the 1st 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.