Everyday Pakistan

Everyday Pakistan Follow

A project to document daily life and empower local photographers in Pakistan.
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Curated by @jehanjillani until August 19th

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Two men fix a rubab in a studio in Peshawar, Pakistan. The rubab is a traditional three-stringed instrument that originated in Afghanistan but is now played throughout the region. The body of the instrument is traditionally made from the trunk of a Mulberry tree. Photograph by @mera_nam_chandnee.⁣
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This is Jehan Jillani (@jehanjillani), a photo editor at National Geographic (@natgeo), and I am curating @everydaypakistan’s Instagram week for the week. I hope you enjoy the images I have to share, and please feel free to ask any questions in the comments below.
People waiting at Cantt Station in Karachi. The station, which was built in the late 1800s, is now considered a protected heritage site by the Government of Sindh. Photograph by @khaula28 (If you haven’t gotten a chance, check out her work on the football fanatics in Lyari!)
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This is @jehanjillani, a photo editor at National Geographic (@natgeo) and I am the curator for @everydaypakistan’s account this week. I grew up in Islamabad, Pakistan and am excited to share images from my home with all of you. Feel free to ask questions or comment here! #everydaypakistan #everydayeverywhere
Hi! This is @jehanjillani, a photo editor at National Geographic (@natgeo) and I am the curator for @everydaypakistan’s account this week. I have really enjoyed going through Sara Farid’s (@sarafarid) documentation of daily life in Pakistan, and I especially loved the intimacy and softness of this image of khwaja siras getting ready. #everydaypakistan #everydayeverywhere
A beautiful breakfast spread in Quetta, Balochistan. This photograph by @danialshah_ made me really miss the leisurely morning meals back home.⁣
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This is Jehan Jillani (@jehanjillani), a photo editor at National Geographic (@natgeo) and I will be taking over @everydaypakistan’s Instagram feed for this week. I have been so impressed by the work @everydayeverwhere has been doing, and look forward to supporting the movement they have started. Please ask me any questions in the comments below. #everydaypakistan #everydayeverywhere
This is Jehan Jillani (@jehanjillani), a photo editor at National Geographic (@natgeo) and I will be taking over @everydaypakistan’s Instagram feed for this week. I loved the energy behind this image by @aliaddarsh of a young man posing next to a statue of Fatima Jinnah, Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal–three individuals credited with taking Pakistan from inception to reality. 
#everydaypakistan #everydayeverywhere
Today marks Pakistan’s 71st birthday. This photograph by Bilal Hassan (@mystapaki) shows one of the many roadside stalls selling Pakistani paraphernalia at a market in one of the historic market districts in Karachi. As Bilal writes, “after Eid, Independence Day is probably Pakistan’s most celebrated holiday.”⁣ ⁣
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This is Jehan Jillani (@jehanjillani), a photo editor at National Geographic (@natgeo). I will be taking over @everydaypakistan’s Instagram feed for the next week. I have been so impressed by the work Anas Saleem (@ianassaleem) and all the contributors have been doing these past few months, and look forward to supporting the movement that they and the folks at @everydayeverywhere have started. I hope you enjoy these images, and please feel free to ask any questions in the comments below. #everydaypakistan #everydayeverywhere
Hi! I am Jehan Jillani (@jehanjillani), a photo editor at National Geographic (@natgeo) where I work on photo driven features for our digital platforms. I will be taking over @everydaypakistan’s Instagram feed for the next week. I have been so impressed by the work Anas Saleem (@ianassaleem) and all the contributors have been doing these past few months, and look forward to supporting the movement that they and the folks at @everydayeverywhere have started. As The Everyday Projects mission states, we need “photography to challenge stereotypes that distort our understanding of the world…(and we need the) multiple perspectives in portraying the cultures that define us.” Growing up in Islamabad, I had always felt this disconnect between how I saw my country and how others portrayed it–it’s why I decided to join this industry, to help bridge that gap in perception. I hope you enjoy these images, and please feel free to ask any questions in the comments below.⁣
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We begin with Ali Khurshid’s (@alikhurshid1) image of a group of young boys playing at a beach in Karachi, Sindh. #everydaypakistan #everydayeverywhere
Farooq Soomro @thekarachiwalla is our #followsunday this week.
Farooq Soomro is a quintessential Karachi denizen who likes to document life (or the lack of it) in Karachi and elsewhere. He collects vinyl records, old furniture and secondhand books.
The primary intent of #followsunday is to generate interest in these photographers both for the community as well as for editors, publishers, curators, journalists, writers & so on can look at the work of some incredible local talent and look to commission work / look at them for stories / gallery exhibits and so on. I think photography by and large is still very colonial and the power structure as it exists is still very western. Mediocre photographers are made into superheroes saving the world and puff pieces are written about them where as local photographers are often neglected. 
I encourage the journalism community in not just Pakistan but across the world to look at more local photographers when they look to commission stories in the region.
#everydaypakistan #everydayeverywhere
Excited to share with you all that @everydaypakistan gets featured in Asian Photography Magazine (India Edition) as a feature story in their August Issue. The Cover is out ! Let’s wait for the magazine. 
After a lot of press coverage this is the first time the project is featured in some magazine. The credit goes to each single photographer who contributed to this project. I am happy to share your mobile photos too, storytelling doesn’t need costly cameras. 
Pakistan needs photojournalism & documentary photography, thats the mission of this project. The project is not backed by any organisation or @instagram itself.
Hope each one of you will stand with me to break stereotypes through visual storytelling. 
#everydaypakistan #everydayeverywhere #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #magazinecover #magazine #instagram
On #MinoritiesDay sharing this photo of Gurdwara Dera Sahib. White part of the flag represents minorities in Pakistan and people of all faiths lives in Pakistan peacefully. 
Photo by @hassaan.bari 
#everydaypakistan #everydayeverywhere #gurdwara
This week I’m back with another #WeeklyRoundupEP. The contributors to this project includes:
Row 1: @daakternisahiba @ektaamalik @thetraveluster 
Row 2: @saiynabashirphoto @ianassaleem @mystapaki 
Row 3: @guddupakistani @raheenrimsha @themahaphotography 
Support these local artists because we are more occupied by mountains and selfies on instagram. This project is documenting daily life and giving local photographers a platform without the support of any organisation. 
#everydaypakistan #everydayeverywhere #documentaryphotography #photojournalism #instagram #reportagespotlight #diversity
Hindu Temples in Islamkot, Sindh.
Photo by @guddupakistani
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Note: Sharing this again because the previous post was copied.
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#everydaypakistan #everydayeverywhere #islamkot #diversity #temple