Farah Mahbub

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Farah Mahbub
Birth name Farah Mahbub
Born April 10, 1965 (1965-04-10)
Nationality Pakistani
Field 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]

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

Exhibitions[edit]

Solo Exhibitions[edit]

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

Group Exhibitions[edit]

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

Awards[edit]

  • PX3- Prix de la Photographie Paris: Second Prize in category FINE ART for the entry titled, “Lifelines & Manuscripts 25.” The jury selected 2007’s winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries. Winning entries from each major category were exhibited in Paris at the prestigious 13 Sévigné Gallery in June/July 2007 and published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book.
  • The Center for Fine Art Photography: Over 300 photographers submitted around 1300 images for this unique exhibit “The Art of Digital Imagery”. Farah Mahbub is one of the 50 photographers chosen to participate in this exhibition at The Center for Fine Art Photography gallery in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA from June 15 – July 14, 2007.
  • Camera & Darkroom: Runner-up in Inclement Weather Contest March 1993 -CA, USA

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://beta.dawn.com/news/707058/photography-a-paean-to-sufi-thought
  5. ^ http://karachi.metblogs.com/2005/11/08/ethereal-ether-echoes/
  6. ^ http://magazine.thenews.com.pk/mag/detail_article.asp?id=4946&magId=1
  7. ^ http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2011/04/24/city/karachi/conceptualising-%E2%80%98the-family%E2%80%99-at-vm-art-gallery/

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