The Croydon Photography Forum’s (CPF) goal is to expose our attendees to various photographers who share different elements of their art practice with the group. Our next meeting is no different, and we are pleased to be hosting Faizan Ahmad, a visual artist, photojournalist, researcher, and storyteller who focusses on the human voice. He’s based in Pakistan.
His work has been published in The Guardian, BBC Urdu, Express Tribune, Daily Times, and The News. In last few years he has documented Theatre life in Pakistan, Cities and Infrastructure, Transgender life and now working on a research-based project. His work has been exhibited at Lahore University of Management and Sciences (LUMS) and metro station Lahore.
In search of methods to read the city of Lahor, Faizan begun talking to fellow passengers while commuting to college every day. Overtime those conversations resulted in meaningful stories and he started taking pictures with his iPhone. Over the past five years he has collected these stories and has now published a book named Lahore by Metro. The book has been praised by notable authors and photographers such as Mohammed Hanif, Reza Deghati from Nat Geo, Salima Hashmi and Ziauddin Yousafzai of Malala Fund.
Faizan is also contributor of Subway Book Review from Pakistan, where he talks to people on the metro bus about their books and life.
While any size donation is welcomed, donations of £3 will entitle you to an entry into the evening’s prize draw and a donation of £5 will give you 2 prize draw entries.
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