“You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.” ~ Joan Miro.

Two decades ago, in 1997, a small photography course emerged along the sunny shoreline of Karachi. Over the years, this course at IVS [Indus Valley school of Art and Architecture], flourished and transgressed into a minor. In 2020, all the hard work and dedication put into this course will culminate in photography being offered as a major. This page celebrates the creative minds of IVS students and their inspirational journey through a visual spin of analogue and digital, comprising of current and archival works.

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” ~ Elliott Erwitt.

Featured Images and Statments:

[Areeba Goreja] I am keen on conversing about the absurdities that exist within the parameters of life. Hence, A Clockwork Orange happens to be my ultimate favourite. Lunatic things fascinate me. Recreating it, was an opportunity to embrace the madness all at once.”
[Ameenah Mansoor Khalil] Coco avant Chanel – a series on the glamour, history, and legacy of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel and the Chanel label. CD 6th semester photography project.
[Jamsheed Charna] “Django Unchained”~ A recreation of the original Quentin Tarantino film through a sequence of photographs. Each individual photograph depicts a particular scene, and captures it’s essence through light and other visual cues.

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