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City Portraits – Masoodul Hassan

Masoodul Hassan is a man misfit for present day Karachi. The world around his “Tailor De Pak” has changed much quickly than he could have anticipated and adopted to. He has started finding refuge in his past, finding solace and comfort which is hard to come by these days. The Karachi Walla met Masood at […]

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City Portraits – Abdul Hayee

The Karachi walla met Abdul Hayee, the veteran painter under the shadow of an under construction fishing boat in Kaala Paani neighborhood of Karachi. There was a wooden platform below the base of an unfinished deck under which I found Abdul Hayee deep in conversation with his students. I greeted them and settled beside one […]

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City Portraits – Nusrah Kanwal

Nusrah Kanwal has been documenting Karachi floors on instagram. You can follow it here: ‘Karachi Floors‘. The handle does not specify her as the photographer behind it. The Karachi Walla met Nusrah on a Saturday evening at a cafe in Clifton. As the twilight faded into darkness, she emerged out of shadows. I expected a girl […]

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City Portraits – Aashiq Hussain

It all started with a little bit of misunderstanding. I was walking down Dhol Gali when I saw him pointing in my direction. I wondered if he minded my camera so I smiled sheepishly and put it down. As I approached him he started complaining that I have ruined his business by parking a van […]

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City Portraits – Ghani Bhai

Ghani Bhai makes his living by cleaning cars at City Court Karachi. I met him at Antique Market by chance. He was there to pay weekly installments for a Grundig turntable that he bought few weeks back. He cleans cars and with his meager savings he purchases some classy memorabilia. I tried to strike a […]

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