House 29/II, Block B., Model Town, Lahore. Pakistan
C: + 92 321 4114 212
I have a great passion for photography and adventure and my objective is to become a globally competent nature photographer. I love nature and struggling to explore its interaction in our daily lives. I dream and pray to at least contribute towards a unique dimension of nature for the benefit of mankind and its fellow creatures.
PROFILE AND PERSONAL STATEMENT
Thinker, creative and born with a wild passion of nature who believes that the goal of life is to utilize one’s talents and potentialities to influence the lives of fellow creatures in a positive way. Effective inter personal, verbal and written communication skills. Confident and poised in interacting with individuals at all levels. Tolerant, empathetic and compassionate with a strong belief in honesty and honoring commitments, and in helping create a conducive and friendly work environment. A career in photography for the benefit of mankind and the living creatures.
I have found a purpose in my photography and I am all for the nature conservation as I am also the part of this ecosystem and whatever I do affects our ecosystem. Our own survival is dependent on the integrity and survival of all ecosystems. I love the quotation “Losing a species to extinction is like tearing a page out of a sacred scripture” Let us preserve these signs of nature; as only through the interpretation of these, man will find the self realization and be able to save this phenomenon called Life – both physical as well as spiritual.”
MAJOR PHOTOGRAPHIC PROJECTS & ASSIGNMENTS
Year Client Assignment Subject
2006 / 2011 WWF-Pakistan Working as a nature and conservation photographer as a
member of the scientific research based surveys through-out
the country for all the programs and departments of
PWP (Pakistan Wetlands Programme)
IFAP (Indus For All Pakistan)
FTP (Freshwater and Toxics Programme)
2010 Getz Pharma Pakistan Photography assignment for calendars Brochures and
2008 PWP/WWF-Pakistan Calendar 2009 “Wetlands of Pakistan”
2007 WWF-Pakistan Calendar 2008 “Birds of Pakistan”
2006 WWF-Pakistan Calendar 2007 “Waterfowl of Pakistan”
2006 Forest and wildlife Photography assignment of “Hingol National Park”
department of Government
WWF-Pakistan Photography assignment of “Khunjarab National Park”
Year Client Assignment Subject
2006 WWF-Pakistan Photography assignment of “Taunsa Wildlife Sanctuary”
2005 Kamil Khan Mumtaz Architectural Photography assignments
LACAS School, Lahore 2006 Calendar Theme; Regeneration after devastation
in earthquake hit areas of "AZAD KASHMIR"
Frontier Corps Balochistan Photographic assignment to capture the role of F.C in
the development of Balochistan
WWF-Pakistan Greeting Cards and Calendars for 2006
“ Birds of Pakistan”
2004 35-Div, Pak Army Coffee Table Book “Sights in the sands of Cholistan”
printed by Oxford University Press, Karachi
2004 Anjuman e Mimaran Photography for “Heritage Conservation Project”
From Year 2000 to 2003, I worked as a freelance photographer for various projects and clients.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTO EDITORSHIP OF A RESEARCH BASED JOURNAL
Photographed open heart surgery operations in the Punjab Institute of Cardiology as well as worked as a Photo-Editor for the “journal of cardiovascular diseases” in 2003.
EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
i) Feb-2010, solo exhibition “A Window to Pakistan’s Wildlife” at Photospace Gallery
ii) Oct-2008, group exhibition “International Conference on Islamic Arts and Architecture” at
iii) Aug-2010, won the 3rd place award in the nationwide contest for the title “Ye Hai Pakistan”
by HUM-TV. Pakistan.
iv) Dec-2006, won the title award of “Biodiversity of Mountains of Pakistan” by IUCN-Pakistan.
v) Nov-2008 Photographs of birds of Pakistan Printed in “Rare Birds Yearbook 2009” by
INTERVIEWS AND TALK SHOWS
i) March 26, 2011 Express Tribune magazine published my portfolio of “Nature Photography”
on the occasion of Earth Hour-2011.
ii) Invited by an English News Channel-Express 24/7 as a guest in the morning talk show on
Jan-2011 to talk about the Nature Photography.
iii) Interviewed by THE DAWN NEWS for the programme “ Urban Sketches” in Sep-2008.
iv) Invited by PTV-2 Islamabad Studios for the morning show “Rising Pakistan” as a guest on
3rd of October 2005, to talk about photography and my achievements.
v) Interviews Published in “The Mag” and “SHE” magazines after my solo exhibition in 2010.
2008 Bachelors in Arts………....From Punjab University, Lahore.
1995 Intermediate in Science …From Govt. College, Gujranwala.
1992 Matriculation in Science…From Govt. P.B. Model High School, Gujranwala.
TEACHING AND PRESENTATION SKILLS
i) 2007 / 08, conducted 6 short courses on “Basics of Photography” at PWI-Center, Kinnaird
College for women. Lahore.
ii) Conducted 5 days workshop on “Nature Photography” at GIS Lab-PWP, Islamabad
iii) 2008 Delivered a lecture on nature photography in the International Conference
“Education For Wildlife Sustainability” at Veterinary University, Lahore
I have a good understanding and experience of Photo Editing software (Photoshop, etc) and mastered the skills of editing the digital pictures up to my level of satisfaction
Being the first wildlife Photographer of Pakistan, my work on birds of Pakistan has been published by WWF-Pakistan in the form of research based calendar theme for 2006 and 2007 along with scientific information. I have developed my skills of photography to cater the photographic requirement of my clients
Complete fluency in reading, writing, speaking and understanding the following language:
PUNJABI, ENGLISH and URDU.
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
I have an adventurous life style and love to do trekking in the difficult mountainous terrain of Northern Pakistan where 8 World’s Highest Peaks are present. I like to record the people in their daily lives and I love wilderness in these areas.
I am a nature lover and through my art and publications I try to make the people realize the threat of extinction of one of the world’s most beautiful flora fauna found here. I am trying to learn the ornithology for the conservation of my beloved nature.
Dr. Ahmad Shahzad
M.B;B.S,(K.E.M.U, Pb; RMP) MD
New York Presbyterian Healthcare System.
New York City, New York
Ali Hassan Habib
Director General, WWF-Pakistan
Ph: 042 35855145-6
Chief Technical Advisor, Pakistan Wetlands Programme
Cell: 0300 5556 700
Brigadier (Retired) Mukhtar Ahmed
President: Houbara Foundation International Pakistan
Vice President (Emeritus): WWF-Pakistan
Cell: 0300 8442 888