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Mahwash Rehman is an international freelance photographer, business professional and an activist. She had her first coffee table book published in August 2016, titled, 'Women in Green and Beyond' - a powerful visual narrative and a first of its kind book on Pakistan's Women's Cricket Team, the aim of which was to contribute to the global gender conversation and initiate public discourse and reflections on women's empowerment in Pakistan and beyond.

 

Rehman is an MBA from the Lahore University of Management Sciences graduating in 2002, and has since been a globetrotter. It was during her stay in Karachi that she took up photography professionally after earning PGD in Photography from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in 2011. To broaden her artistic vision, she took Master classes with world-renowned photographers including Henry Horenstein and Susan Burnstine.

She was Empower Women (UN Women) Global Champion For Change 2016-2017 and led the campaign #BreakTheGlass with the aim to help women break all invisible barriers to economically empower themselves.

 

Her work has also been compiled in the book titled ‘Women Under Siege’ (2012), published by Voices Breaking Boundaries, an arts-activist NGO, based in Houston, TX.

Self-exploration and patriotism being her driving force, Mahwash also expresses her thoughts through poetry.

Her diverse portfolio ranges from photojournalism to music photography, fashion/ramp, BTS, portraiture, kids and conceptual work. She is published in the U.S., U.A.E., India and Pakistan.

Published Book

Women In Green And Beyond | 2016

                           Publisher | Markings

Foreword | Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

                           Supported by | BiARD Foundation

                           Available at: Amazon | Liberty Books | kitabain.com

Worked with

Musicians: Strings | Arijit Singh | Adnan Sami Khan | Mohit Chauhan | Ali Zafar | Zeb & Haniya   Mithoon | Shilpa Rao | Sunidhi Chauhan | Roop Kumar Rathod

Portraits: Pakistan Women’s cricket team 

Shahid Afridi | Jami | Aamina sheikh | Amean J | Younus Khan | Umar Gul| Tapu Javeri | Sehba Sarwar | HSY | Nadia Hussain | Iraj Manzoor

                         

Featured In

Glasstire | Bollywood Plus | DAWN | The Express Tribune | The News | Daily Times | Paperazzi  The Nation | TGIF | Pak Observer | Mag The Weekly | Brides & You | City42 | Samaa.tv | Tempo Magazine | LUMS Alumni Annual Magazine | Gulf Elite

 

Exhibitions | Book Talks | Poetry Performances

                 New York University Abu Dhabi | Hekayah (Storytelling) event | 2017

AMP | TwoFour54 | 2017

DUCTAC | Dubai, UAE | 2017

New York University NYUAD | Abu Dhabi, UAE | 2016

Tollinton Market | Lahore, Pakistan | 2016

Abu Dhabi International Poetry Festival | Sorbonne University | 2015

The Space | Abu Dhabi, UAE | 2015

Exposure 2013 | New York, USA

Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture | Karachi, Pakistan | 2011

 

Personal Blog

http://mahwashr.wordpress.com

 

Kids Photography

 https://www.mahwashrehmanforkids.com

 

Continuing Education in Photography

Master class with Henry Horenstein

Houston Center for Photography

2012

 

Master class with Susan Burnstine

Houston Center for Photography

2011

 

 

All images © by Mahwash Rehman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image ©Mahwash Rehman | Music Credits: Zeb & Haniya

 

 

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