Following CBS’ foundational premise which focuses on social responsibility and impact, along with its purposeful vision of maximizing student engagement with centre-related activities, CBS organised a photography competition at LUMS. The purpose of this competition is to encourage students to apply their passion for photography to capture pertinent social realities facing society. CBS hopes that this competition will not only allow LUMS students to expand their world view, but would also inculcate within them a renewed sense of social identification and awareness. Specifically, by encouraging students to capture moments that reflect instances and issues relating to inclusiveness in society, CBS hopes to create lasting change while inspiring students to explore these topics innovatively.
In the spirit of the UN’s International Day for Tolerance on 16th November 2019, the theme of the photography competition will be “Click for Change: How do you see Inclusiveness?”
Inclusiveness can be defined as the practice of including individuals and groups in society who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized based on age, disability, social class, ethnicity or gender. The topic is being kept broad and open ended so that students can zoom in on the inclusion situation in Pakistan with photographs that encompass subject matters of diversity, tolerance and inclusion across various arenas such as public spaces, education, health, employment and so on.
A panel comprising of CBS affiliated faculty members and professional photographers will judge the entries in November 2019 and seven winners will be selected and awarded a cash prize of PKR 7000 each.
Judges - Photography Competition
Salman Alam Khan is an independent photographer and filmmaker. He has done multiple photography exhibitions. He has worked with European Union, Samsung Pakistan, Huawei Pakistan and other organisations as photographer. His photography work has been published in different International Photo Festivals and DAWN, Express Tribune and other newspapers.
As a filmmaker he has filmed in 8 countries so far. He has worked in multiple TV commercials and international documentary films. His own film “Knitted Beliefs” has won multiple awards and has been screened in many countries.
Shah Zaman Baloch has been a passionate individual inclined to explore, create and believe in the medium of film as the very essence of social change. He has been a well-reputed short film director. His personal areas of expertise are in the fields of Direction and Cinematographer. He has a number of international awards and scholarships under his belt.
Amna Zuberi is a Communication & Design Strategist professionally, graduated from NCA with a vast work experience expanding over Advertising, Brand & Design Academia. A storyteller at heart, her love for travel & discovery turned her into a travel, street & documentation visual artist, and a few years back. Now a published photographer & travel writer, her work has been featured in a number of coffee table books & travel magazines.
She traverses the urban & rural landscape of Pakistan alike, mapping visual narratives to bring forth the richness of this country.
Dr. Lukas Werth Associate Professor at Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, LUMS. He has also been involved in the creation of a history major at LUMS. He regards photography as an independent form of visual art capable of making statements relevant to the contemporary world. He combines this with his anthropological interests, that is, he explores an artistic vision inspired by anthropological perspectives. One main topic of this combination is the exploration of cultural contexts in Pakistan which he tries to present in a personal vision, leading away from common Western prejudices, and also appealing to a spectator familiar with the contexts depicted. He taught from 1991 to 2008 at different Universities of Germany: Free University of Berlin, Humboldt University, Berlin, and the Technical University for the Restoration of Art in Berlin. His theoretical interests include meaning, self, ethics and aesthetics in Anthropological thought; different aspects of religion as such, Islam, including Sufism and fundamentalism, Hinduism, kinship, rituals, concepts of modernity and Western thought, and peripatetic societies. Areas of his ethnographic interests are South Asia, most notably Pakistan and India, Western contexts, as the development of Western visual arts and the place of photography in this context.
Dr. Zebunnisa Hamid has been selected to be part of Pakistan’s Oscar Selection Committee this year. Dr. Hamid is an Assistant Professor of Film Studies at LUMS.