A photo exhibition titled, ‘A Road Trip’ began at the Al-Hamra Arts Council on Thursday. The event would showcase 26 photographs taken by Abid Ahsan, a lecturer at the Film and TV Department of the National College of Arts (NCA).
The photographer wanted to showcase everyday life through his lens. The exhibition’s theme revolved around the life experiences of a common man. The photographer embarked on a tour of Lahore and tried to catch the purity and simplicity of people who were mostly ignored. The artist successfully depicted the culture of a common and rural man.
Talking to Pakistan Today, Ahsan said that he had sympathies with people who spend their lives on the streets. He said that such people were simple and worth observing. The NCA lecturer said that these people lived their lives just like other human beings but were ignored in society.
Ahsan said that he visited various places in Lahore including the famous gates of the city and shrine of saint Hazrat Mian Mir. Art lovers appreciated the photographer’s work. Nasir Mehmood, a famous architect, said that he was pleased to see Ahsan’s work.
He said that photography was an art, which could capture anything that depicted the colours of life. Actress-singer Salma Agha urged the government to promote art and photography exhibitions. She said that by promoting such events, citizens would understand and address the social issues facing Pakistan.
The exhibition would continue until October 23.