| THEN & NOW |


A lot has changed for some and yet nothing for others. ‘THEN & NOW’ is an attempt to visually dissect or connect the similarities that have occurred over the decades in Pakistan.

The idea for this project is to stimulate people to dig out old images from their family albums and connect them to present ones. This will create a visual dialogue of times between the images; one created and the other inherited.

Submission deadline: April 1st, 2009

Open to all submissions for a photography exhibition at the 2009 Shanaakht Festival organized by the Citizens Archive of Pakistan at the Arts Council & curated by Amean J.

Festival Dates: April 8th – 12th, 2009

What to Enter

Old photographs not only tell us stories but also educate us to identify who we are. We would like to you delve into your old family photo albums and identify images that may be of great importance to you or your family; it could be of a place, a person, an event or even an object that you have memories of or has influenced your life. Please note: We are especially interested in photographs from the 1940s until the 1970s.

We would like to you re-visit the space, photograph the person [if alive] or the object in present times to bridge or identify the time that has lapsed over the years.

Please make sure old and newer images both have enough information to identify the changes that may or may not have occurred.

The submission of entries acknowledges the right of the Citizens Archive of Pakistan to use them for publication and exhibition.

Due to limited space at the gallery all photographs submitted may not be exhibited. The Citizens Archive of Pakistan and Amean J will shortlist the most powerful pairs.

How to Enter

Before you begin the process of entering the exhibition, please have the following information and materials ready.

– Your complete contact information for registration and notification.

– Title and brief description of each set of images.

Old images should be scanned, resized and printed no larger or smaller than 8 x 10 inches; square images should be 8 x 8 inches. Along with a brief description, please also mention approximate dates, location and name of the photographer if possible.

New images should also be printed no larger or smaller than 8 x 10 inches; square images should be 8 x 8 inches.

Please also burn both high-res images on a CD.

Please do not send any pieces of art you want returned. NO ENTRIES WILL BE RETURNED. No exceptions. The Citizens Archive of Pakistan is not responsible for the damage or loss of any entry. All entrants grant Citizens Archive of Pakistan the right to reproduce work selected in the photography exhibition |THEN & NOW | on the CAP Web site (www.citizensarchive.org) and in materials used to promote and create awareness for the society.

Send photographs, CD, brief description of each set of your images with your complete contact details in flat packages only.

Mail all entries to

| THEN & NOW |



Block 9,


Karachi 75600

Phone: Sitwat @ 0312-509-6093

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Web: www.citizensarchive.org or www.ameanj.com

Facebook: The Citizens Archive of Pakistan or Amean J.

All entries must be received no later than March 25th, 2009.


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