Photo Peshawar

Photo Peshawar explores the culture of photography in the Pakistani frontier city of Peshawar from the 1940s to the present day.

Topics covered include:

  • Photography in Peshawar, late 1870s to 1947
  • Saddar Road & older studios
  • Cinema Road
  • Making studio photographs
  • Studio photomontage
  • Minute cameras
  • Taxi photographers
  • The trials of colour film & development
  • Women in photography
  • Digital change & the fate of the old

About the Authors

Lukas Birk is an Austrian artist who exhibits regularly and organises visual-media workshops. He has set up artist-in-residency programs in China and Indonesia and organised networks of local artists to co-operate with those in his native Austria.

Sean Foley is an ethnographer from Ireland specialising in visual anthropology. He works as a researcher on art projects and has made ethnographic films on mortuary workers in India and tourism in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Lukas and Sean first collaborated by researching tourism in Afghanistan between
2005-2007. This collaboration resulted in the book and exhibition Kafkanistan.

Price Rs. 1250/-

Available at a discounted price of Rs. 875 at the launch

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