Farah Mahbub

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Not to be confused with Farah Mahbub, Bangladeshi justice
Farah Mahbub
Born Farah Mahbub
April 10, 1965 (1965-04-10)
Nationality Pakistani
Known for Photography

Farah Mahbub (born April 10, 1965) aka Farah Jee is a Pakistani Fine Art Photographer and a photography professor teaching at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan.[1] Farah Mahbub was awarded second prize in category fine art for the entry titled, “Lifelines & Manuscripts 25.” by PX3 - Prix de la Photographie Paris.[2]

Biography[edit]

Farah Mahbub graduated from P.E.C.H.S. College Karachi with Bachelor of Arts degree in 1987. Farah have been working as a professional photographer since 1988. Over these years she did fine art photography for personal self-expression and freelanced for many publications. She joined Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in 1997 to teach photography.

Books[edit]

  • 2006 – Chobi Mela IV, International Festival of Photography, Bangladesh.
  • 2006 – Blue Print to Cyanotypes: Exploring Historical Alternative Photographic Processes by Malin Fabbri and Gary Fabbri, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 2008 – Journeys of the Spirit – Pakistan Art in the New Millennium – Salwat Ali – Pakistan
  • 2009 – Mazaar, Bazaar, Design and Visual Culture in Pakistan – Edited and Designed by Saima Zaidi
  • 2010 – K’ Architecture, Edited by Arshad Faruqui & Amean J. – Collaborated production of Black Olive Publication and the Institute of Architects of Pakistan[3]
  • 2013 – Kam Sukhan, 9 Years of Kiran Fine Jewellery – Published in Pakistan by Markings

Exhibitions[edit]

Solo Exhibitions[edit]

  • September 1993 – Rendezvous with France – Alliance Francaise –Karachi
  • December 1996 – Intention- Sadequain Gallery Frere Hall –Karachi
  • February 2000 – Hues Within Sadequain Gallery Frere Hall – SG Forum Art Gallery (Alliance Francaise) Karachi
  • November 2005 – Ethereal Ether Echoes – V.M Art Gallery – Karachi[4]
  • March 2012 – Baraka Silsila.e.Nisbat V.M Art Gallery – Karachi[5]

Group Exhibitions[edit]

  • 15 June - 14 July 2007 – The Art of Digital Imagery – The Center for Fine Art Photography Gallery – Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
  • 1994| 1995 |1996 |1997|2004| 2006|2007 – PSK- Photographic Society of Karachi
  • 2001 September – Karavan Karachi – Photography, Gallery Sadequain, Karachi- Pakistan.
  • 2002 February – An Idea of Perfection – (PNCA) the Pakistan National Council of the Arts Alhamra Gallery, Lahore – Pakistan
  • 1 February - 13 March 2002 – Interrogating Diversity Betty Rymer Gallery – Chicago, Illinois United States of America online exhibition
  • 2002 - Center for Contemporary Art in Sacramento U.S.A for the show Digital Visions.
  • 15 January to 2 February 2004 – 11th Asian Art Biennale – Osmani Memorial Hall, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • 10 – 12 June 2004 – Kodak Photo Vision 2004 – PSK Photographic Society of Karachi at The Arts Council Of Karachi – Pakistan
  • 15 to 18 January 2005 – Photo Exhibition Singular Medium: Multiple Frames at the Italian Cultural Center New Delhi -India
  • 28 March 3 April 2006 – Artists’ Voices: Calligraphy an Exhibition Co-Curated by Sheherbano Hussain & Amin Gulgee. At the Amin Gulgee Gallery Karachi – Pakistan
  • 6 to 12 April 2006 – Artists’ Voices: Body an exhibition Co-Curated by Sheherbano Hussain & Amin Gulgee. At the Amin Gulgee Gallery, Karachi – Pakistan
  • 31 May to 15 June 2006 – Karachi 6 X 6: the Labyrinth an exhibition Co-Curated by Abdullah Syed & Roohi Ahmed. At the V.M Art Gallery – Karachi
  • 12 – 21 October 2006 – Special Exhibition: By a group of students and faculty of the IVS, the works depicts the rural Badin district of Sindh – Canvas – Karachi.
  • 20-30 Nov 2006 – Chobi Mela IV International Festival of Photography. At National Art Gallery Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Shahbag, Dhaka Bangladesh
  • 2007 – June – July – PX3 – Prix de la Photographie – 13 Sévigné Gallery – Paris
  • 2005–2011 – Faculty Art 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 – IVS Gallery
  • 29 May to 31 May 2009 – ‘K’architecture' – Expo Centre Karachi | IVS Gallery Karachi
  • 9 December 2009 – “There and Then” Mohatta Palace Museum Karachi
  • 18April – 30 April 2011 – “The Family” VM Art Gallery Karachi[6]
  • 21 May to 8 June 2013 – Kam Sukhan, IVS Gallery Karachi[7]

Awards[edit]

  • 1993: Camera & Darkroom: Runner-up in Inclement Weather Contest, March 1993, CA, USA.
  • 2007: “The Art of Digital Imagery”, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, 15 June – 14 July 2007. Work by 50 photographers.
  • 2007: Second Prize in category Fine Art, PX3- Prix de la Photographie, 13 Sévigné Gallery, Paris, June/July 2007. Entry titled “Lifelines & Manuscripts 25.” Also published in the Px3 Annual Book.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Interview with Farah Mahbub by Malin Fabbri - Alternative Photography
  2. ^ PX3 - Prix de la Photographie Paris, winners of 2007 competition.
  3. ^ http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010%5C04%5C23%5Cstory_23-4-2010_pg12_5
  4. ^ http://karachi.metblogs.com/2005/11/08/ethereal-ether-echoes/
  5. ^ http://beta.dawn.com/news/707058/photography-a-paean-to-sufi-thought
  6. ^ http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2011/04/24/city/karachi/conceptualising-%E2%80%98the-family%E2%80%99-at-vm-art-gallery/
  7. ^ http://magazine.thenews.com.pk/mag/detail_article.asp?id=4946&magId=1

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