(via fyrste) The World At Their Feet - Karachi United Football Foundation
Our favourite campaign of the day: Pakistani brand Espresso displays some great Corporate Social Responsibilty.
Bolo - Zoe and Zohaib
DOP: Mo Azmi, Yasir Khan, Ahsen Ali, Zeeshan Contractor,
Edited by Yasir Khan
Produced by Zoe and Zohaib
Guitars: Omran Shafique
Drums: Gumby (Louis J. Pinto)
Mixed and mastered by Kashif Ejaz
Recorded and engineered at LJP Studios
Visitors look at a latex russet-coloured sack designed to feel like human skin at an exhibition in Islamabad. While Pakistani artists have traditionally focused on tumultuous political and social changes they are now also engaged in self-examination, say art professors and gallery workers. (source)
Pakistan truck/local van art (deep-inwonderland)
Holi celebrations in Lahore, Pakistan
photographed by Umar Ali
2) Final resting place of the late poet. The inscriptions read:
The one with the ripped collar who just passed this street,
He is the wandering mad everyone calls Jalib.
Now the apathetic people of society can stay in peace,
For those who used to awaken people from slumber are asleep.
It has touched me in recent years how often I have witnessed the exploitation of farming communities by wealthy land owners as we have traveled the world. It is truly a universal norm to economically enslave share croppers by creating debt structures in the wake of drought or natural disaster, which in turn bind whole families to a land owner.
This man lives and works as a share cropper along the Indus River in Pakistan. I can still remember the hopelessness in his eyes as he explained how the land owner whose fields he tended had not changed his expected quota of grain following the massive floods of last summer, which has forced his children to quit school and work the fields themselves. Even with the extra hands they still can’t make the quota and are now bound to their master by debt.
FACT: This is a totally legal and recognized practice of slavery all across the world. (via aphotographicprotest)