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Ameer Hamza


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Karachi , Pakistan

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Date of Birth: 12th May, 1982 Born: Karachi, Pakistan Primary education (till class 1): Karachi Academy School, Karachi. Primary and Secondary education (class 1 till O'levels): St. Michael's Convent School, Karachi. High School: Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Karachi campus. (2000) Bachelors (Computer Science): Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi. (Spring-2004) MBA (Marketing Management): Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi. Professional Career: (since 2000) - Contributions of articles, letters and features for Dawn, Friday Times and Frontier Post. - Contributed letters to Reader's digest, Asia edition. - Photo essays for Dawn include The KKH Saga, The Grand Mosque, An exotic temple, Airforce display & World's biggest Fort. - Features for Friday Times include On the river (Hyderabad), Street tragedy, Pilgrim's progress (to Makkah and Madina Sharif), No respite (On Kashmir), and others. Awards: - Received Guardian Unlimited Photo award twice (Dec 2004 and Feb 2005). - Awarded one of the best portrait photographs of Feburary (2005) by Unlimited Photography, Japan. - Runners-up for Photo Review portrait competition, Australia (2005).

Ameer Hamza's Recent Contributions

Kekra, a form of local transport made from American Army Trucks, used by Pakistan Army and later auctioned to their final owners. These Kekras have powerful engines and therefore, are suitable for desert travel. With the advent of new roads in Thar desert, Kekras may not last that long.

Thar desert

Ameer Hamza - ameer_great [1,171]

Travelling in Thar and finding the sand dunes, the types you see at National Geographic, are really hard to come by. As more roads are built, as more electricity reaches Thar desert, the change of lifestyle is inevitable.

Destinations: Sindh | Pakistan
Topics: Culture | Travel | People | Adventure | Photography | Animals | Traditions | Ecotourism

Being there

Ameer Hamza - ameer_great [1,171]

Earthquake has devastated much of what we call Azad Kashmir. Relief work is everywhere. People are either handing over aid or receiving it. Over the next few days my photography assignment will take...

Destinations: Pakistan | Kashmir Region

Beaches of Karachi

Ameer Hamza - ameer_great [1,171]

Many visitors don't accept that ¾ of the world is actually under water. But when they visit one of the beaches of Karachi they believe it instantly. The coastline of Pakistan stretches from...

Destinations: Karachi | Pakistan
Topics: Travel | Beaches & Resorts

Bhawany Tombs

Ameer Hamza - ameer_great [1,171]

Bhawany graveyard is an enigmatic collection of tombs in Lasbela, Baluchistan. Nearly 8 Km from Hub Chowky on Makran coastal highway Bhawany tombs are a splendid sight for anyone who might be...

Destinations: Sindh | Pakistan

Why I travel

Ameer Hamza - ameer_great [1,171]

This question looks absurd at first. But look deeper and you shall find it quite interesting - and difficult to answer. Travelling is a passion. But it is much more than that. It is a way of life for...

Destinations: Pakistan | Islamabad

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