Thursday, March 20, 2008
About six weeks ago, I took advantage of low season in the wedding world and jumped a plane (well, four planes actually) to Karachi, Pakistan. I went there to photograph the February 18th parliamentary elections, with the hopes of presenting a more balanced view of a country I know intimately. Back in 1998, I won a Fulbright Fellowship to Pakistan and spent nine months traveling around the country making photographs and friends. In the process, I developed an real affection for a country and a people so often misrepresented in the western media.
Below are a few photos from the trip (Click on "Read more" below). I will soon have a wider selection up on my editorial photography site: www.dennisdrenner.com, as well as at my photo agency: www.auroraphotos.com.
Young boys studying the Koran.
A brother and sister sell bits of meat to feed birds on a bridge near the Karachi Harbor.
Girls play at an orphanage in Karachi.