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Farah Mahbub

Farah Mahbub

Pakistani photographer
Farah Mahbub
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Intro Pakistani photographer
Is Photographer
From Pakistan
Type Arts
Gender female
Birth 10 April 1965
Age: 55 years
Star sign AriesAries
Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture
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Farah Mahbub (born April 10, 1965) aka Farah Jee is a Pakistani fine art photographer and a photography professor teaching at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan. Mahbub was awarded second prize in the fine art category at Px3 (Prix de la Photographie, Paris).


Mahbub graduated from PECHS College Karachi with Bachelor of Arts degree in 1987. She has been working as a professional photographer since 1988, doing fine art photography for personal self-expression and freelancing for publications. She has taught photography at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture since 1997.

Publications with contributions by Mahbub

  • Chobi Mela IV. International Festival of Photography, Bangladesh, 2006.
  • Blue Print to Cyanotypes: Exploring Historical Alternative Photographic Processes. Stockholm, Sweden, 2006. By Malin Fabbri and Gary Fabbri.
  • Px3 Annual Book. 2007.
  • Journeys of the Spirit – Pakistan Art in the New Millennium. Salwat Ali. Pakistan, 2008.
  • Mazaar, Bazaar, Design and Visual Culture in Pakistan. Edited and designed by Saima Zaidi. 2009.
  • K’ Architecture. Edited by Arshad Faruqui and Amean J.. Black Olive Publication and the Institute of Architects of Pakistan, 2010.
  • Kam Sukhan, 9 Years of Kiran Fine Jewellery. Pakistan: Markings, 2013.


Solo exhibitions

  • September 1993: Rendezvous with France, Alliance Française, Karachi
  • December 1996: Intention, Sadequain Gallery, Frere Hall, Karachi
  • February 2000: Hues Within, Sadequain Gallery Frere Hall, SG Forum Art Gallery (Alliance Française), Karachi
  • November 2005: Ethereal Ether Echoes, V.M Art Gallery, Karachi
  • March 2012: Baraka Silsila.e.Nisbat, V.M Art Gallery, Karachi

Group exhibitions

  • 15 June - 14 July 2007: The Art of Digital Imagery, Center for Fine Art Photography Gallery, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
  • 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2004, 2006, 2007: PSK (Photographic Society of Karachi)
  • September 2001: Karavan Karachi, Photography, Gallery Sadequain, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • February 2002: An Idea of Perfection, (PNCA) Pakistan National Council of the Arts Alhamra Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1 February - 13 March 2002: Interrogating Diversity, Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA, online exhibition
  • 2002: Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, USA for the show Digital Visions.
  • 15 January – 2 February 2004: 11th Asian Art Biennale, Osmani Memorial Hall, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • 10–12 June 2004: Kodak Photo Vision 2004, PSK Photographic Society of Karachi at The Arts Council Of Karachi, Pakistan
  • 15–18 January 2005: Photo Exhibition Singular Medium: Multiple Frames at the Italian Cultural Center, New Delhi, India
  • 28 March – 3 April 2006: Artists’ Voices: Calligraphy, Amin Gulgee Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan. Co-curated by Sheherbano Hussain and Amin Gulgee.
  • 6–12 April 2006: Artists’ Voices: Body, Amin Gulgee Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan. Co-curated by Sheherbano Hussain and Amin Gulgee.
  • 31 May – 15 June 2006: Karachi 6 X 6: the Labyrinth, VM Art Gallery, Karachi. Co-curated by Abdullah Syed and Roohi Ahmed.
  • 12–21 October 2006: Special Exhibition: By a group of students and faculty of the IVS, the work depicts the rural Badin district of Sindh, Canvas, Karachi.
  • 20-30 Nov 2006: Chobi Mela IV International Festival of Photography, National Art Gallery, Bangladesh, Shilpakala Academy Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • June–July 2007: Px3, Prix de la Photographie, 13 Sévigné Gallery, Paris
  • 2005–2011: Faculty Art 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, IVS Gallery
  • 29–31 May 2009: ‘K’architecture', Karachi Expo Center, Karachi | IVS Gallery Karachi
  • 9 December 2009: There and Then, Mohatta Palace Museum, Karachi
  • 18–30 April 2011, The Family, VM Art Gallery, Karachi
  • 21 May – 8 June 2013: Kam Sukhan, IVS Gallery, Karachi


  • 1993: Camera & Darkroom: Runner-up in Inclement Weather Contest, March 1993, CA, USA.
  • 2007: “The Art of Digital Imagery”, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, USA, 15 June – 14 July 2007. Work by 50 photographers.
  • 2007: Second Prize in Fine Art category, Px3, Prix de la Photographie, 13 Sévigné Gallery, Paris, June/July 2007, for “Lifelines & Manuscripts 25.”
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