The Spirit of Sahiwal

Sohail Karmani

The Exhibition

‘The Spirit of Sahiwal’ is a series of images that offers a glimpse of everyday life in Sahiwal, a city in the eastern central district of Pakistan. The photographs were mostly shot from 2014 to 2018 by British-born photographer, Sohail Karmani. In part, they represent a personal visual testimony of life in his father’s hometown in Pakistan, which he first visited in 2010.

The Photographer

Sohail Karmani is a British photographer from London who currently resides in Abu Dhabi. He is a professor at New York University in Abu Dhabi with an academic background in applied linguistics and second-language education. He also has an interest in visual ethics, and currently teaches a first-year undergraduate course on ‘Power and Ethics in Photography’ and a core undergraduate course on ‘Ethics of the Image’. He is the author of ‘The Spirit of Sahiwal’, a photography book published in 2019 by international art publisher, Skira Editore.

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Seminars & Talks

The Auditorium is a dedicated space designed using the highest technical standards, for hosting Photographer and photography talks and Live Stage events. Entry to the Auditorium is free of charge with ticketing available.