The Yearbook 2015 is unique in the sense that it is a pioneer project, which portrays the efforts of a large number of talented photographers under one umbrella. The yearbook showcases the work of more than 100 photographers i.e. from the world famous legendary photographers to young talent, who appear at the zenith of their vision, creativity and skills. The PASP through this book launch has endeavoured to promote, not only the art of photography but has also contributed towards portraying the real, rich depiction of our cultural heritage to the world.
Speaking on this occasion, Lok Virsa Executive Director Dr. Fouzia Saeed lauded the efforts of the PASP for promoting photography as an art together with strengthening the soft image of Pakistan internationally. She underlined the need for promotion of arts and culture as an integral part of sustainable development of the country.
Pride of Performance, President of the Society Sami ur Rehman Khan gave an impressive presentation of his work to the participants through multimedia. The ceremony of the book launch was conducted by Abdul Sattar Khokhar, a senior civil service officer who shares a strong passion for photography and himself is a distinguished photographer. He introduced the objectives of the said Year Book to the participants and appreciated the efforts of not only the executive members of the Society, but all the artists whose work forms the rainbow of images.
He delivered a short lecture on Genesis of Photography, which included the summary of evolution of photography during the past two millennia. An important component of the ceremony was the lecture delivered by Aftab Ahmad, Pride of Performance, a famous painter, sculptor, photographer, calligraphist and forensic sciences expert who introduced the art of photographic composition to the participants. The Year Book 2015 embodies the spirit of famous quotation by Ansel Adams, “You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved”. At the end of the ceremony the next project of PASP YEARBOOK 2016 was announced.