CALL FOR ENTRIES – Living Lahore

Vasda Lahore

(“Living Lahore“)

An exhibition dedicated to living city of Lahore, aimed at exploring, expressing, inventing and unfolding the spirit and form of the city. The city is not merely a static, spatial, functional, geographical place but a breathing, moving, pulsating being, teeming with stories and songs, resilient resistance,imagination, wisdom, magic and myth. It is a rich layered site of our shared living. The project is purposed at creating urban knowledge; initiating active interaction with and dialogue about the city and its future.

The exhibition will include photographs, audio recordings and poetry about the city. We look forward to developing a thorough, interesting, comprehensive collection with your contributions. A panel of designers and artists will select and arrange the final exhibition in collaboration with the contributors. A blog of the exhibition process and final selections will be available on the web.We invite all interested individuals to send us their digital submission before 30 September 2008 to or personally to the address listed below.

Submission Details

Photographs: minimum 450 x 450 pixels

The following information must be included:

Photographer’s Full Name,

Date, Title and Location (if necessary) of the Photograph, similar pertinent information about the audio or verse submission should be included.

Brief Descriptive Write-up about the Photograph


A list of categories suggesting ideas, themes, areas and subjects that may be explored for photographs, sound, video or verse follows:

Portraits:  Lahori characters, peculiar, mundane, striking, haunting, amusing

Presence of the Past: historical structures; buildings, monuments, areas; shadows of past events and memories as seen in the city

Nature: old trees, birds, animals, rivers…

Neighborhoods: focused on specific places, faces, activities

Shelter: homes, living spaces, retreats

Writings: on rickshaws, signs, banners, walls

Rozi Roti“: earning a living in the city; workers, uniforms, workplaces

Creative City Spirit: examples of invention, ingenuity, initiative; recycling, crafts

Meeting Places: roundabouts, chai khanaas, street pavements

Hidden Treasures: images of the lesser known/obvious; architecture, markets, foods and crafts,

“The Backstage”: what makes the city function; workers, infrastructure

“On the Move”: traveling, commuting in the city

“Only in Lahore”: the truly local; indigenous people, happenings, specialties


Lahore Chitrkar, Studio and Gallery , 41, B3, Gulberg 3, Lahore, Pakistan
Office hours: 2pm to 7pm daily except Friday
Telephone: 042- 5758897 

One response to “CALL FOR ENTRIES – Living Lahore

  1. Pingback: Call for entries Aug 31 2008 | Prosperous Artists Creative Business

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