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Max Loxton is a group administrator Max Loxton says:

Guys!!

Following up one of the biggest exhibition in the history of PPG

www.flickr.com/groups/pakistaniphotographers/discuss/7215...

I would like to announce that we had a great exhibition in USA. The details of which can be found in this image alongwith the selected images for the exhibition.

The Other Pakistan Exhibition

I, Elisabeth, Naeem and Micael Foley followed a dream project of presenting the softer image of Pakistan in this way. I am very glad to say that due to the constant efforts of all of us and the participants the exhibition was a resounding success and engendered a lot of comment, especially since we had included so many "unknowns."

There is now interest in developing it into a touring exhibit to such prestigious institutions as the University of Chicago and the international arm of Johns Hopkins U in Washington DC. The Other pakistan is sponsored in USA through AIPS and in Pakistan by Towards Pakistan, our Magazine on Tourism.

I am really thankful to Elisabeth who travelled for 2700 kms to take the framed photos with her to the destination and I am very happy that we all contributed in such a good cause.

I will be posting more details soon.

Regards
Yasir Nisar
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Danial Shah says:

:-)
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SKDurrani says:

Congrtas Yasir and all other PhotoGs.
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~FurSid says:

woah great!

Yasir.. can we see the bigger high-res version of the image u have posted? i can't see the large version and read the text written..
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Max Loxton is a group administrator Max Loxton says:

The larger version:-

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Heart of Aries ~ is a group administrator Heart of Aries ~ says:

Bauhat mubarak ho...and its certainly the need of the hour!
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Kash_if says:

congratz !
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Jahangir @ says:

Max Loxton hum logg Karachi ma next month 15 nov say international photo Exhibition karwa rahee haan in frist time in pakistan more then 70 photogaphers in pakistan and 14 photojournalist come with his picture InshahAllah
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~FurSid says:

Kami i must congratulate you on this big achievement as all of your effort and hardwork is evident with this... BRAVO! :) you sure do make us proud!
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SayDirect [Farrukh Pitafi] says:

Congratulations and here are my impressions in both modes.

Wah wah mode:
So you have done it man, this is great effort for fixing Pakistan's image in the US.

Critics mode (warning: flame suite ON) :
Selection is good but it is only showing one dimension of Pakistan aka old culture, heritage, rural stuff and and a couple of landscapes from the north Pak. Very typical!

If you go to original thread: www.flickr.com/groups/pakistaniphotographers/discuss/7215...

Waqas Sheikh had posted some brilliant thoughts for the selection method there. But you totally ignored them which to me is not fair.

To me, I would only call it fair selection if it had those points taken and there were some urban shots added to it aswell for some balance.

Out of my submissions, you and Elizabeth selected this one:
Ecstasy

But I'd prefer of you had choosen this one instead:
Luminous nights II

This would balance the overall equation a bit. I'm not saying put urban shots at 50 50 ratio. But may 70:30 ratio would have been fine to project well balanced image of Pakistan. Because I believe Pakistan is the land of multiformity. But fortunately I was away from flickr and could not send you high-res version in time.

On a positive note: This is just a first step so I am sure in the coming exhibitions, you will consider these suggestions.

Never the less Yasir, its a great effort. Outstanding commitment ! PPG members must be proud to have you as leader here.
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itsillusion[i'm alive!] says:

Hats Off Yasir Elisabeth, Naeem and Micael Foley !!
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I M R A N ~ light and Shades ~ says:

Unlucky moments are all around ....... my laptop adaptor is gone. I had no back up battery or power to start it ..... any my selected pic was in there...

Lesson: Always make DVD backup.
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pe-ri-pa-tet-ik says:

To SayDirect: I appreciate your thoughts and am pleased that you have at least some good things to say about the USA effort. Your occasion to change the tenor of the show will be in the forthcoming Pakistan segment which Yasir is preparing. You have NO idea what it took to get this exhibition on the road and back! Elisabeth Braun
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IshtiaQ Ahmed revival to Photography says:

This is such a good news for us, as well as for Pakistan. I would like to congratulate all the members and especially Yasir for his efforts and dedication to make things happen for us...

We need to make sure these events keep on happening and our message of peace to the world...

Blessings to PPG & Pakistan...
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WMZ. says:

Clap Clap Clap...................
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Heart of Aries ~ is a group administrator Heart of Aries ~ says:

I agree with SD - the same thought did cross my mind too - there should be some representation of modern day Pakistan too...its just a 'chat' friend asked me a few months back - 'do you guyz have DVDs and stuff there - or like some parts of the world still have to rent VCRs ' ?

Europe and Australia is not that much of an issue - people are more knowledgeable there regarding the outside world, but in the States there are people who are oblivious to everything outside their region .
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jehania says:

Yasir, Mr. Rashid, Mr. Foley, Ms Braun, Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to show the different Pakistan to the world.

Thank you PPG friends for your support, guidance and critique to improve ourselves at all times.

Jehania
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pe-ri-pa-tet-ik says:

To Heart of Aries - and what is your knowledge of America based on? Have you been here? The comment by your friend says something about him/her rather than about Pakistan. EB
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Emaad says:

Many congrats to all you got published. Its a very nice gesture to promote Pakistan's positive image in world.

Thanks to all for their efforts specially Yasir Nisar..
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Max Loxton is a group administrator Max Loxton says:

Thanks to All for their participation.

Say Direct, for the Pakistan Chapter, I can include your second image if you want - you know what I mean.

Lets make it happen. I have already got dates for few cities where exhibition is been arranged, so if you wanna contribute let me know. As I need to go ahead to the some other things.
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SayDirect [Farrukh Pitafi] says:

Max I know what you mean, now you think about that security van a little bit more ;) There is one big hint in there.

Great news about other cities. thumbsup
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aCiD (On n oFf) says:

Congrats Yasir bhai :) and all other PPG'ians :)
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Heart of Aries ~ is a group administrator Heart of Aries ~ says:

@pe ri pa tet ik:

Yes I've lived there for quite a reasonable amount of time and have otherwise known many Americans - pure Americans , including in school, both students and teachers and at work. You are right that what I say refers more to my friend than Pakistan but its not entirely her fault. The exposure has increased only recently due advances in communication and media but still it requires the person to take interest and try to gain knowledge of the outside world. Even the American school syllabus doesn't much refer to the outside world e.g. subjects are generaly US based such as US History, and US Politics, etc.

I have not implied the fact to all Americans but yes a good percentage of them, specially the ones I know since some 20 odd years were not aware of much that happened or existed outside the 50 states, and of course knowledge of Asian/African nations was even less. This excludes terrorism reports which everyone is aware of and the hypes that the international media creates...... and I must also mention that before and after 9/11 the number of people familiar with Pakistan has substantially increased. Though more in a negative manner unfortunately.
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jehania says:

Yasir, how many cities is it now going into?, whats the dateline and location for Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad?
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~FurSid says:

Wow.. great stuff yasir... good luck with the other cities too! hope it really works out well :)
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pe-ri-pa-tet-ik says:

Yasir Nisar, Michael Foley, Ittiqa Abbas, Abdul Qadir, M Omair, Rizwan Ghias,: Your photographs from the exhibition "The Other Pakistan" are currently on display at the Pakistan Embassy in Washington DC. I thought you might want to know and be pleased.

Elisabeth Braun
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RzzA™ says:

Yasir, as we participated in exhibtion in US and will participate in different cities of Pakistan. Can we get certificate or ackhnowledgment letter from authority or managment?
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pe-ri-pa-tet-ik says:

Yasir: it would certainly be possible to get a letter from the President of the American Institute of Pakistan Studies, the sponsor of the exhibit in the USA, thanking participants for their cooperation.If you like, I'll be glad to get this organized. However, I am traveling in the Middle East until mid-December and this will have to wait until I am back. Elisabeth
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Max Loxton is a group administrator Max Loxton says:

Thanks a lot Elisabeth for the information.

Congrats to all whose photos have been up there. I am very much pleased. This is one of the best things that happened to me today.
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Yousaf FAYYAZ is a group administrator Yousaf FAYYAZ says:

Congrats to all :)
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RzzA™ says:

It was in my mind to ask and yesterday I asked and I got it. Thanks Elisabeth, Yasir and other organizing members. It would be great and fantastic for those who participated in.
Thanks again, please update us on this thread.
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pe-ri-pa-tet-ik says:

Yasir has a copy of the official letter from AIPS and I am sure will post it shortly. Elisabeth Braun
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Soultouch Photography says:

Congratulations to all!
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Max Loxton is a group administrator Max Loxton says:

Thanks Elisabeth for sending me the letter

The official letter from AIPS for PPG members regarding their participation in 'The Other Pakistan' competition can be downloaded form here:

www.towardspakistan.com/exhibit.pdf
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Max Loxton is a group administrator Max Loxton says:

Guys.

The Other Pakistan Exhibition has been listed on the AIPS website :

www.pakistanstudies-aips.org/English/Online_Resources.htm

Thanks to Elisabeth for the link and help.
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RzzA™ says:

slide show is not working...
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pe-ri-pa-tet-ik says:

I just tested it again and it is working on my mac. Otherwise you might have to just click image by image.
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Ittiqa Abbas says:

slide show working, thanks Ms. Elisabeth and Yasir bhai.
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mustapha_ahmad says:

Well done Yasir and team...keep it up...hopefully my entry would be there in next event :) ...
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RzzA™ says:

thx for ur response, its working now.
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Fareed Gujjar - Next Mount Everest April 14 says:

Slide is not working properly!!!!!!
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~FurSid says:

can somebody post the coverage of the event ? whoever visited the event... the organizers etc?? pics or videos etc? ?
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pe-ri-pa-tet-ik says:

See my response to Rzza - the slide IS working ...

Yasir will cover this in Towards Pakistan - the conference was attended by over 500 people and the exhibition was in the main conference hall. So many more people possibly saw it. For financial reasons we did not have a professional photographer or videographer make a record of the show.
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~FurSid says:

Max Loxton (HD Recovered... ) wrote

Thanks Elisabeth for sending me the letter

The official letter from AIPS for PPG members regarding their participation in 'The Other Pakistan' competition can be downloaded form here:

www.towardspakistan.com/exhibit.pdf
the PDF link isn't working :(
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~FurSid says:

was there any comment book or any arrangement to record the testimonials by the press or the people visiting it?
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Max Loxton is a group administrator Max Loxton says:

*** Update ****

Regarding the US Chapter of The Other Pakistan

Our Organizer in USA Elisabeth Braun has just informed that

"The other Pakistan - US version, is opening at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC on Feb 6. Ambassador Haqqani will speak. on the occassion. "

A great news for all the particpants in the US version and I have requested Elisabeth to provide us with some photos and media cuttings if possible for this exhibition.
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Fareed Gujjar - Next Mount Everest April 14 says:

Congrats !!!!!!!! to all t participants and organizer it's really sound motivating.
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jehania says:

Greetings all

Yasir I recall that sometime back there was talk about letter of participation for the individuals whose images were used in the exhibition, any progress on that, also I would like to know about the road show in Pakistan starting from LUMS??

Appreciate an update on the above friend
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Max Loxton is a group administrator Max Loxton says:

@Jehania:

The letter of appreciation will be uploaded back and I will let you know how to download that.

Regarding The Other Pakistan Pakistan Chapter I have already announced that from Feb it will be on its way to Pakistan of course starting initially from Lahore.

I will keep you guys update as soon as things get a little clear to me.
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Max Loxton is a group administrator Max Loxton says:

Just an update:

The other Pakistan - US version, is opening at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC today, Elisabeth and Michael Foley both will be there at the opening. Elisabeth has also informed me that Michael will be taking the photos over there.

I will be uploading the flyer of this exhibition by evening
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Michael Foley Photography says:

The opening in Washington was a great success, with a very nice speech by Ambassador Haqqani. I have posted 22 pictures of the event on my page, in this set: www.flickr.com/photos/michaelfoleyphotography/sets/721576... I tried to get every photo into a shot, but forgive me if yours did not get a good coverage.
Associated Press Pakistan has a nice story of the event: www.app.com.pk/en_/index.php?option=com_content&task=...
I am trying to upload the videos of the speeches of the Ambassador and Elisabeth, but it s very slow - the file is huge and so may not upload. If successful I will post the link here. Congrats to Elisabeth for her untiring dedication to the showing of the exhibition around the US.
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MJPhotographer says:

very nice! great work guys!
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Max Loxton is a group administrator Max Loxton says:

thanks a lot Michael and Elisabeth once again, you guys have done a great job and we all express our thanks to the work done for The Other Pakistan. It was a herculian job and you have supported us all the way.

For the record purpose..am pasting the APP story here:-

In Washington, ‘The Other Pakistan’ draws US attention to true Pakistani culture
WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (APP): “The Other Pakistan” is the name of the exhibition, that arranged in the heart of Washington, is making an emphatic call to see Pakistan in all its cultural richness, diversity and liveliness and not just in a narrow security perspective.

Nearly three dozen pictures displayed at Johns Hopkins University portray many splendors as well as poignant dignity of everyday life in Pakistan, which in the words of Pakistan’s ambassador Husain Haqqani and American photographer Dr Elizabeth Braun should remind all of the need to look at the country beyond stereotypical images.

“There is so much dignity in everyday life, so much beauty if you just look for it” still those are not (considered) very important ways of looking at Pakistan.

“The Other Pakistan is our effort to say there is beauty, dignity and opportunity to go beyond what is written in papers, when we hear about Pakistan as the country infected with fanaticism,” said Braun.

Haqqani made the argument even more forcefully while opening the exhibition of works by Pakistani Photographers Group.

“Five thousand years of history before the creation of Pakistan and sixty one years as the state and nation of Pakistan. So a nation such as Pakistan cannot be seen only through the prism of security issues, of most immediate concerns of the war against terror,” he pointed out.

There is a Pakistan, he continued, which has culture, scenic beauty, pluralism as its foundation both in terms of beliefs and views.

“There are people who dance to different tunes, people who paint different kinds of paintings, there are people who sing, people who compose music, diverse and one of the most sophisticated in the world. Pakistan is inheritor of the great poetic tradition in Urdu language.”

He also drew attention towards the fact that issues are transient, come up and go but nations and people stay.

Haqqani told the gathering at the South Asia Studies Programme of the University that the Pakistani embassy hosts a cultural event each month that offer a chance to discover many facets of Pakistani culture from poetry to art, architecture to music.

Walter Anderson, Associate Director of South Asia Studies, said Pakistan is not a homogenous country, as seen in terms of oft-projected militant trends but a much more diverse country “and one that is worth looking at much more closely.”

He particularly mentioned the construction of a large “Sufi” centre in Lahore, saying it “epitomizes the humane and tolerant nature of the great majority of Muslims in Pakistan. In fact, it is probably the mode of religious discourse in the country, rather than we typically see in the Press and the newspapers.”
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pe-ri-pa-tet-ik says:

Both Micheal and I are thrilled that we were able to contribute our share and enthusiasm to this successful launch at SAIS in Washington DC. It was wonderful to have Ambassador Haqqani speak about the diversity of life in Pakistan and express his appreciation for our efforts through our exhibit "The Other Pakistan."

Congrats to all.

Elisabeth Braun
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Fareed Gujjar - Next Mount Everest April 14 says:

Thks a lot Yasir,Michael & Elisabeth for great work,hat off dear!!!!!!!!
CoNgRaTs To AlL ThE PaRtIcIpAnTs
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Shahid Durrani says:

Thank you very much Elisabeth and Michael (as well as all the photographers who contributed). Information exchange is critical in understanding different points of views, and I thought that the photo's selected in the exhibition did that admirably.

Shahid.
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Emaad says:

its a milestone for all these photographers. I really appreciate your efforts....Yasir, michael, elizabeth and all who contributed
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~FurSid says:

Such a pleasant (dare I say) surprise (cuz it's obvious it was suppose to be a success with such great effort by Yasir, Elisabeth and Michael and of course all the great photography). Thank you all for making it this far! so very glad and proud to be part of it... :) my heartfelt congratulations to everybody!
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Max Loxton is a group administrator Max Loxton says:

Guys,

Here is the link to the exhibition and the opening remarks by Ambassador Haqqani and Eilsabeth regarding the Other Pakistan exhibition.

www.sais-jhu.edu/news-and-events/index.htm
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Fareed Gujjar - Next Mount Everest April 14 says:

Agreed With Emad its really a Milestone for us, first time my work is being exhibited in an international gallery. I am honored and thankful to the judges who selected my work. I salute Micheal & Elisabeth for the coverage and arrangement of exhibtion and giving us oppertunity to show our work to rest of the world which will definitely improve the image of our beautiful Pakistan in world because these pictures depicts really other side of Pakistan which is very beautiful, peaceful and loving.
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RzzA™ says:

This was a fantastic event for us and for Pakistan. But please don’t stop we need to show more this world that we are not among those who love violence.

I would specially mention the name of two personalities Elisabeth and Michael Foley, who understood our point of view and corporate us to show our real image in front of world. Thanks a lot again as it was not possible without your efforts and interest.

I would congrats to Yasir and all members of management of this event, that they took a great initiative.

Last but not least the participants of the exhibition who's work is remarkable and I am much sure that ''yes we will surely show our real image which has been demolished by some powers and people''. Best of luck for the future events
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Yousaf FAYYAZ is a group administrator Yousaf FAYYAZ says:

It has been a great achievement.

I personally like to thanks Elisabeth and Michael Foley and Naeem for all the work and effort they put in for the complication of a dream once seen by Yasir.

We still have long way to go and want to prove that we are the nation of peace and love.

I also like to thanks every member in here who contributed.
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Max Loxton is a group administrator Max Loxton says:

At 8 PM tonight Geo Aired a report on the Exhibition opening at Washington, interview of Michael Foley, Eilsabeth and Hussain Haqqani were aired as well.

Too bad that I was unable to watch that but got few calls for that, I am quite hopeful that someone must have recorded that. If that is the case, kindly share that with everybody.
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Michael Foley Photography says:

Thank you all for your comments. But Elisabeth deserves all the credit for the US showings.

You can get the VoA piece at this link: www.voanews.com/urdu/Webcasts.cfm Scroll down to "On Demand Stream" and click one of the TV icons (top right is best version). The piece on the exhibition is about 3/4 way through the broadcast. Hopefully these instructions will work tomorrow - they may change the web page.
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Aliraza Khatri says:

Congratulations to all !!
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Fareed Gujjar - Next Mount Everest April 14 says:

The link is not working Michael anyway i h've seen the show yesterday on Voa.U look smart.
Last but not the least excellent effort and all credit goest to Yasir,Elisabeth,Michael & Naeem Rashid
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pe-ri-pa-tet-ik says:

Thanks Michael and all for your comments - it was/is a wonderful project and let's see where it goes ...
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SayDirect [Farrukh Pitafi] says:

Max, you have become celebrity of 2009 with this effort, Again congrats on such remarkable effort and off course many thanks to our friends Michael Foley and Elizabeth.
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Max Loxton is a group administrator Max Loxton says:

@SD

I would not like to be a celebrity and nor Am I. It was a great effort by Elisabeth and Michael Foley and I give all the credit of the succes for that.
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~FurSid says:

I'm told that some of the photographs from the exhibit were selected for the embassy office and i'm so glad one of them was mine, "This is My Song"

This is my song v2 by ~FurSid


Yasir, i've also learnt that a letter of appreciation for the original exhibit in October at AIPS was posted, can i get the link for it?
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Max Loxton is a group administrator Max Loxton says:

Kindly read the report on the Other Pakistan exhibition of Washington in Daily times.

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2009\story_8-2-2009_pg7_28

For Record purpose, am also pasting here:-


‘The Other Pakistan’ draws US attention to Pakistani culture

WASHINGTON: Pakistan has a lot more to it than security issues and terrorism, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani said while inaugurating ‘The Other Pakistan’, a photography exhibition. "Five thousand years of history before the creation of Pakistan and 61 years as the state and nation of Pakistan. So a nation such as Pakistan cannot be seen only through the prism of security issues, of most immediate concerns of the war against terror," Haqqani said. ‘The Other Pakistan’ is an exhibition of works by Pakistani Photographers Group depicting Pakistan in all its cultural richness, diversity and liveliness and not just in a narrow security perspective. Nearly three dozen pictures displayed at Johns Hopkins University portray many splendours as well as poignant dignity of everyday life in Pakistan, which, in the words of Pakistan's Ambassador Hussain Haqqani and American photographer Dr Elizabeth Braun, should remind everyone of the need to look at the country beyond stereotypical images. "There is so much dignity in everyday life, so much beauty if you just look for it. ‘The Other Pakistan’ is our effort to say that there is beauty, dignity and opportunity to go beyond what is written in papers, when we hear about Pakistan as the country infected with fanaticism," said Braun. There is a Pakistan, Haqqani added, which has culture, scenic beauty and pluralism as its foundation. "There are people who dance to different tunes, people who paint different kinds of paintings, there are people who sing, people who compose diverse and one of the most sophisticated music in the world. Pakistan is the inheritor of the great poetic tradition in Urdu language," he said. He also drew attention towards the fact that issues are transient, they come up and go but nations and people stay. app



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Max Loxton is a group administrator Max Loxton says:

Just Another Update

Just received an email giving me details of another exhibition of The Other Pakistan.

The American version of "The Other Pakistan" is going to be at the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University in the autumn 2009 with a mini conference attached.
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~FurSid says:

and when's that happening?
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pe-ri-pa-tet-ik says:

The tentative date is November 09 through January 10 - but details have yet to be worked out. It is a beautiful gallery with ample wall space. I shall keep you posted, of course.

Elisabeth
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jehania says:

Dear Elizabeth, Michael, Naeem and Yasir.

Please accept my deepest gratitude and appreciation for the effort you have put in making this exhibition and all associated events as success. It is gestures like these that not only help us present a positive image of Pakistan but it is also a meaningful event for the photographers that have contributed and those that will continue to contribute.

Please accept my apologies for writing this comment so late but lately I have been very occupied with professional work.

Once again Thank you, God bless The Other Pakistan Team and all the people that in their own way, even through a small comment or a gesture have contributed to make it a success.

Jehania
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aashee is a group administrator aashee says:

This is really huge. Congratulations to the participants and organizers. I missed this one but surely try to be there for any future ones.
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pe-ri-pa-tet-ik says:

To Jehania: Thank you on behalf of all of us. A little longer than a year ago The Other Pakistan was just an idea - one year later The Other Pakistan in its various incarnations continues to make its contribution to help present a more balanced view of Pakistan. Elisabeth
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Heart of Aries ~ is a group administrator Heart of Aries ~ says:

Congratulations everyone - its indeed a success story
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~FurSid says:

VOA Coverage aired on GEO on The Other Pakistan Exhibition at Washington DC

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxAEEBl4js0
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Max Loxton is a group administrator Max Loxton says:

thanks Fursid for the link, was looking for this one..
It looks awesome..
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pe-ri-pa-tet-ik says:

Hi all, this is just to let you know that The Other Pakistan exhibit in Washington was a wonderful success, that the photographs are taking a much deserved rest in my studio and refashioned will continue their tour to Chicago, Illinois, in October and Princeton, New Jersey, in December.

We have received many compliments which I am happy to pass on to all the PPG members who participated.

Have a good summer.winter!

Elisabeth
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Fareed Gujjar - Next Mount Everest April 14 says:

We really appreciate your efforts.
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jehania says:

I wish there was a regular update page on this whereby info on each exhibition can be available.

I would personally like if there is a comment card placed under each of the photos at these exhibitions on which visitors (if they like to say something) can comment about a specific photo. After the exhibition, these comments can be posted under each of the photos so there is communications bond between visitors and the photographers participating in this event.

I know this is a bit too much to ask but its just a thought.

regards
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~FurSid says:

brilliant thought if it can be implemented though...
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RzzA™ says:

nice idea...
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pe-ri-pa-tet-ik says:

Thanks for your suggestion - as you say, it is not easy to implement but I'll give it some very serious thought over the summer..
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pe-ri-pa-tet-ik says:

The fall season for exhibitions of THE OTHER PAKISTAN has begun at the University of Chicago, from 16 October 09 to 4 December 09, to be followed by Princeton University during December 09 and January 10. Due to sponsor requests some images have been exchanged. TOP now also has a proprietary website www.TheOtherPakistan.com.
I would like to thank you all once again for making this 2-year effort possible.

I will not attend the opening in Chicago but have asked for photographs which I shall post on this stream.
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Max Loxton is a group administrator Max Loxton says:

Thanks a lot Elisabeth for your efforts.

Congrats for the Chicago opening in advance, we all will be looking for the photos of the opening.
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jehania says:

Thanks Elizabeth, Yasir everyone. it gives a lovely feeling to be micro drop part of this activity. thanks for everyones effort.

regards
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Max Loxton is a group administrator Max Loxton says:

'The Other Pakistan' Photo Exhibit at the University of Chicago


The Opening Reception for 'The Other Pakistan' was held October 16th, from 3-5 PM, in Foster Hall, Rm. 103. This exhibition of 34 photographs by 12 members of the Pakistan Photographers Group showcases images that reflect the rich texture, beauty and dignity of everyday life in Pakistan. The theme of "The Other Pakistan" appears timely since the international media have recently focused almost exclusively on politically turbulent Pakistan, promoting stereotypical images of a violent country infected by fanaticism.

At a closer look, however, the photographs exhibited here tell a different, multi-layered story of this complex country. Some images pay tribute to the past and centuries-old traditions. Others depict contemporary scenes and in their unadorned ordinariness offer their own glimmers of dignity.

Whatever the individual circumstance, the seesaw of daily existence in modern Pakistan often seems buffeted by the high spirits that Pakistan's diverse communities exhibit during traditional festivals and by the astonishing beauty of much of Pakistan's landscape.

Since its launch in October 2008, at the 37th Annual Conference on South Asia in Madison, Wisconsin, under the sponsorship of the American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), The Other Pakistan has toured to the Pakistan Embassy in Washington, DC; the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of The Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC; and will move to the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University after its stay at the University of Chicago this fall.

The Other Pakistan has also evolved into an international project. In the spring of 2009, sister exhibitions of The Other Pakistan have taken place at Lahore University of Management and Science (LUMS) in Lahore and at the Civic Center in Burewala. Currently, an expanded sister exhibition of The Other Pakistan is touring in Cape Town and Pretoria, South Africa.

The participating photographers include:
Muhammed Reza, Lahore
Ittiqa Abbas, Karachi
Rizwan Ghias, Lahore
Amir Abbas, Karachi
Abdul Qadir, Karachi
Farid Gujjar, Lahore
Asif A. Jehania, Lahore
Aliraza Khatri, Karachi
Waheed Khalid, Lahore
Usman A. Malik, Lahore

Organizing committee and jury:
Yasir Nisar, Lahore
Naeem Ur Rashid, Lahore
Michael Foley, USA
Elisabeth Braun, USA
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Max Loxton is a group administrator Max Loxton says:

Event Details:-

southasia.uchicago.edu/highlights/2008-2009/090824-otherP...

Photos of the event:-

[https://www.flickr.com/photos/elisabethbraunphotos/4051191996/]

[https://www.flickr.com/photos/elisabethbraunphotos/4051191964/]

[https://www.flickr.com/photos/elisabethbraunphotos/4050447921/]

[https://www.flickr.com/photos/elisabethbraunphotos/4050447887/]

[https://www.flickr.com/photos/elisabethbraunphotos/4050447863/]

[https://www.flickr.com/photos/elisabethbraunphotos/4051191844/]

[https://www.flickr.com/photos/elisabethbraunphotos/4051191792/]

[https://www.flickr.com/photos/elisabethbraunphotos/4050447813/]


Thanks a lot Elisabeth for your continued support for The Other Pakistan project.
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Heart of Aries ~ is a group administrator Heart of Aries ~ says:

Once again heartiest congratulations ! well done.
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Shairani says:

Congrats to everyone involved, specially Max!
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Soultouch Photography says:

Wonderful work Yasir!

Heartiest congratulations to you and all the participants :) All the best in future!
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IshtiaQ Ahmed revival to Photography says:

Another milestone toward the bright light.... Another step toward better Vision of Pakistan.... So very much thankful to you Yasir for managing such an event.... Hats off.
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Xohaib' is a group moderator Xohaib' says:

Congrats to all the members !!!!
yasir,michael and elizabeth you guys rock !!!
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pe-ri-pa-tet-ik says:

I am delighted that you are pleased with the Chicago exhibit. However credit, if any is necessary, should be due where it is due: to a ton of Americans - professors, students, administrators, funders etc. - who have spent endless hours putting this 2-year effort together. To them Yasir is but a distant presence. So I would like to express my thank you's here for the dedicated support of my American collaborators on behalf of The Other Pakistan.
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aashee is a group administrator aashee says:

Congratulations to all !
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Dr. Shahid-Burewala Trekkerz (What Next) is a group moderator Dr. Shahid-Burewala Trekkerz (What Next) says:

Congratulations to all
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Max Loxton is a group administrator Max Loxton says:

Guys,

All thanks are due to Elisabeth for her continued efforts, so please convey your thanks to her, who handled the project in such a great and grand manner.
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Baba Dody says:

myself being one of those very few people who know exactly how much effort has been put in all of 'The Other Pakistan' exhibitions i would very much like to thank Elisabeth and all those kind folks who've helped her make this latest exhibit possible. Thank You from the bottom of our hearts :)
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