Satrang Gallery, Serena Hotel is organising an exhibition of photographs by Mobeen Ansari titled, 'A Lifeline Spread Long', on Tuesday, August 30. The opening of the exhibition will be followed by an Artists Talk and the screening of 'Hellhole', a documentary film by the artist. Mobeen Ansari in conversation with Gallery Director Asma Khan will commence at 6 pm.
Mobeen is a photojournalist, documentary maker and painter. A graduate of the prestigious National College of the Arts, his mission is to promote a positive and often unseen side of Pakistan through his photographs. In 2014 he published a book of photographs of Pakistani icons, 'Dharkan: the Heartbeat of a Nation'. Mobeen has given two TED talks and has exhibited his works in USA, Italy, China, Pakistan, India and Iraq. His first documentary film, 'Hellhole', will be screened at the New Orleans Film Festival 2016.
Trained as a painter, Mobeen's photography, like his paintings, depict his subjects in a way similar to that of Rembrandt and Vermeer, making his photographs a visual treat, while celebrating the beauty and authenticity of the unsung heroes of Pakistan, in the country's diverse landscape and culture. The exhibition will open at 5:30 p.m.