Kam Sukhan

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860412_10151743700699196_932708332_o Aptly titled ‘Kam Sukhan’, the launch of a photography book celebrating nine women photographers on Women’s Day, timed it perfectly to explain a woman’s silent strength. Kam Sukhan is one who speaks less but meaningfully. Since a photograph is worth a thousand words, what better way to celebrate, than through a photography book and that too by women photographers. The introduction of the book states and interesting thought, ” A woman’s soul carries her deepest glories. Disguised, subdued or neglected, this hallowed space is seldom known, sometimes even to a woman herself. Neither a map nor a guide exists for her journey there, But if she is true in her quest, she shall not escape the fiery tenderness which lights her beacon. Bright and proud it shines, vibrating in silence and song.’

The event that took place at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, also marked and celebrated ninth year of Kiran Fine Jewellery. The courtyard was lit up and converted into an exhibition space for the photographers whos work was on display. These women explored different facets of their personalities and subject matters. From exploring silence and existentialism to strength, identity and adaptibility, these women photographers in turn explored themselves as artists. I was lucky enough to get a copy signed by most of these extraordinary women. Of the popular of the night, Mahwish rizvi and Shalalae drew quite a crowd and admiration for their work. Actress and model, Aamina Sheikh, gave a heartfelt speech about being a woman and the celebration of womanhood.

About the works, I liked one or the other. While Mahwish Rizvi’s work on existentialism blew me away, Khaula Jamil’s Shana Bashana ode to women brought a smile. Shalalae’s woman’s interaction with the camera to develop a narrative, with the photographs with an old world charm was another favorite for me of the night.

In attendance were also Tapu Javeri, Freiha Altaf, Fareshte Aslam, Fayyaz Ahmed, Adnan Pardesy, Maheen Khan to name a few. I couldnt help but notice fashion spottings at the event. While Mahira cut a pretty picture in a vintage offwhite saree and a maroon blouse, Feeha looked fierce in a printed jumpsuit. One of the markings team member Tuba Arshad, wore a specs printed kurta by me :). A special shoutout to her for sporting it. Another pretty one in the offiwhite saree was the photographer Shalalae while the photographer Nazia Akram, was seen sporting an ensemble from Daaman’s formal line. With the turnout of the number of people for the exhibition, it was safe to say, the event was a resounding success and a befitting celebration of KFJ’s nine years. Heres wishing to them all the success in the coming years.

IMAG1063Mikail and Tuba
 IMAG1051 Adnan Pardesy was particularly impressed by Mahwish Rizvi’s exploration of existentialism
IMAG1057Nazia Akram in Daaman formals
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IMAG1029 Mahira and Mahwish Rizvi

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IMAG1023 IMAG1001 Hira Zuberi, Madiha moin, Mahvish Rizvi, Farah Jee (yes we all students call her that) and Sarah AliIMAG1022 IMAG1011

IMAG1017Mahira, Feeha and Adeelah Badshah
IMAG1015 Mahwish Rizvi wearing Maria B

IMAG1012Mahira and Feeha

IMAG1007 IMAG1008Works by Shalalae

IMAG1005 Fareshteh in Sania Maskatiya
IMAG1004 Adeelah Baadshah
IMAG0989 Tuba Arshad, Mahwish Rizvi and Hira Humayun
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IMAG1066 Tuba and Me (Muse and the Designer.. hehe)


IMAG1070 The Markings Team

IMAG1073 My signed copy of the book 🙂


One thought on “Kam Sukhan

    umairhmirza said:
    March 11, 2013 at 10:21 am

    lovely blog . u r cooool

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