Photojournalist, Painter, Documentary Film Maker
Mobeen is a photojournalist, painter and sculptor based in Islamabad, Pakistan. A graduate of National College of Arts in Rawalpindi,Pakistan, his mission is to promote a positive and often unseen side of his country through his photographs. Challenged with loss of hearing at a very early age, Mobeen has always been observant of his surroundings and translates those visually through different mediums.
He has traveled across Pakistan and focuses on places off the beaten path. He has published two photography books. His first one is called 'Dharkan: the Heartbeat of a Nation' which features portraits and stories of iconic people and unsung heroes of Pakistan. His second book 'White in the Flag' is based on lives and festivities of religious minorities of Pakistan. He has given a few TED talks and has exhibited his works in USA, Italy, China, Pakistan and Iraq.
Mobeen has also made a short film called 'Hellhole' which is a silent film based on the life of conservancy workers, better known as gutter cleaners as seen through the life and oft forgotten humanity of one such worker. It has won 'Best Short Film (non fictional) award at Pakistan Calling film festival and was nominated as a Best Short Documentary at NYC Independent Film festival and has screened at film festivals all over the world.
BY MOBEEN ANSARI
@ VOL 2
ON FEB 17, 2018
As a photographer, Mobeen Ansari has had the privilege of not only travelling all over Pakistan, witnessing some of the most beautiful landscapes and urban spaces, but also getting to meet and know many diverse communities. In this presentation, he has attempted to bring as many of those stories to the audience as he could.