The Little Art organized an informative workshop on heritage promotion followed by a photo walk on historical monuments of Lahore – the cultural capital of Pakistan.
The participants of the photo walk were toured at UNESCO world heritage sites, including Shalamar Garden, Lahore Fort and Badshahi Mosque. The photo walk helped the young photographers to explore intricate relationship between culture, history, and visual storytelling.
The selected photos of the walk comprising on outstanding works will be featured in an exhibition – to be held soon. This exhibition will serve as a platform to recognize and celebrate their artistic achievements, while also raising awareness about significance of heritage preservation and its connection to visual storytelling.
Shoaib Iqbal says young photographers can learn, grow, and express themselves through powerful medium of photography
The Little Art is working with UNESCO through its World Heritage Volunteers Initiative. In 2008, the World Heritage Volunteer Initiative was launched to encourage young people to undertake concrete actions and play an active role in the protection, preservation and promotion of the world heritage. The project provided a unique platform for young individuals, aged 13-35, to engage with photography and heritage through an inspiring mentoring program.
The participants were given comprehensive workshop on heritage and photography organized at Aangun – Center for Learning and Culture and photo walk was held on the following day. The workshop and photo walk was organized by The Little Art in collaboration with the Walled City of Lahore Authority, Tasveer Ghar and The Tinkers’ Collective.
The project was co-curated by Rabbania Shirjeel and Shoaib Iqbal, two accomplished artists with extensive experience in photography, working with children and youth and heritage, the project promises to be a transformative experience for the participants.
“The Little Art is proud to present this unique opportunity for young photographers to learn, grow, and express themselves through the powerful medium of photography,” said Shoaib Iqbal, director at The Little Art. By combining exploration of heritage with the art of photography, “we hope to foster a deeper appreciation for our cultural treasures and empower young individuals to become ambassadors of our shared heritage.”
The Little Art is a non–profit organization working for promoting arts education and providing creative learning opportunities to children and young people in Pakistan.