They say sometimes it takes a lifetime to find one's true calling. And I found mine just a few years ago.
Photography for me is like unveiling a story. It is like stripping the soul bare to be understood by one self and by others. I am fascinated by the human species, full of emotions, turmoil, confusion, tension and mystery.
Through photography I wish to reach out to people, awaken their senses, their supressed emotions, shake them into existence, open their eyes to the buried and hidden, all that surrounds them, affecting them directly or indirectly.
Life is a journey of self discovery and self realisation thus understanding one’s place in this world.
© Saima Salahuddin, 2022
SOMETHING ABOUT ME
MAGAZINE SUBMISSIONS/ INTERVIEWS/ TALKS etc
29th Feb 2020. Artsist Talk at Creative Mornings, Islamabad
15th Mar 2019 DEJAVU MAGAZINE (Pakistani Photographic E-mag) Selected to be featured in 1s issue
1st Mar 2019 NUMINOUS& PICTON MAGAZINES (international magazines) Work selected in the theme of ‘GREEN’
12th Mar 2017 The News, Interview with Amna Mawaz http://tns.thenews.com.pk/every- work-art-political/#.WMbQLxhh2Rs
10th Feb 2022. Kashmir Day Solidarity exhibition @ the Foreign Office, Islamabad
8th Oct 2021. Mime performance ' Hatebook' @Ejaz Ahmed Gallery in Lahore
6th march 2021. 'Shanakht' - International Women's Day Exhibit at Marriott Hotel, Islamabad with NOMAD
6th Dec 2020. 'You are served' - Violence Against Women' - collaboration with Farrah Mahmood @NOMAD Art Gallery Islamabad
16th Nov 2020. 'I see you' - First National Printmaking Exchange, Islamabad
7th Sept 2020. ' Space Between Us' - COVID-19 Online Exhibition , COMSATS Art Gallery
25th Nov 2019. Islamabad art festival Exhibit 2 - NCA Pindi - MULTIPLICITY
12th Nov 2019. 'Mask 'Off-live interactive mime performance- Islamabad art festival Exhibit 1- COMSATS
26th Sept 2019. 'Photographers' Exhibit @ The Colony, Lahore
5th Sept 2019. 'Mera Shehr' - COMSATS art Gellery Islamabad
5th April 2019. World from my eyes, Comsats Art Gallery, Islamabad
13th July, 2018 PUAN, US Embassy, Satrang Gallery, Serena, Isl.
29th Dec 2018 PANI HAI ZINDAGI exhibition @ ARTCHOWK GALLERY, KARACHI
13th July 2018 PUAN @US EMBASSY, SATRANG GALLERY, ART EXHIBITION
23rd Nov 2016 Images published in DW online magazine interview of Amna Mawaz
4th Oct 2016 'U-TURN' exhibit at Sanat
15th April 2016 Islamabad Literature Festival
8th March 2016 USAID Women's Day Event, Islamabad Club
24th Feb 2016 Pak- China Friensdhip 'Fusion of Cutlures' group exhibition,
12th Feb 2016 Women's National Day Celebration, 'Posheeda Qadam', Group Exhibition at Nomad Gallery, Islamabad
8th March 2015 National Exhibition of Visual Arts, PNCA, Islamabad by Female Artists of Pakistan for International Women’s Day