About Aun Raza Photography

Personal Statement

Aun Raza"Taking pictures for me is a way to peep into people's lives, sharing moments with them. It has become a way to read and understand reality.

I grounded this interest first through drawing and painting and my passion for photography developed later. Its immediacy offered me a way of capturing evanescent sketches and impressions for which I was often restless. People in moments of capitulation and despair, a vivid joy in the air, such moments for me are like visualizations of held breath.

 

My travels provided me a fertile ground for exasperation and desires, music and cries, chaos and solace, life and desolation; it all kept me awake and thirsty. Crossing borders, physically and metaphorically, has nevertheless been pivotal. "The rest of the world" somehow provides a spell of silence, a discontinuity in which a sense of distance and humour, a taste for interstices and diagonals could build up. I hope this can be seen in my more recent work."

Based between Italy, Austria & Canada. Apart from independent work, I am a contributor to Getty Images.

Current City: Venice, Italy.
 

 

www.aun.photos       |      aunraza1@gmail.com


 

 

EXHIBITIONS 

 Angkor Photo Festival - Siem Reap, Cambodia

 - "Mira, Havana"

 

QR Photo Gallery - White Night, Bologna, Italy

- "UN MONDO A PARTE - Lahore Mental Hospital" Marylise Vigneau & Aun Raza

 

 
Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia
-    "New Year In Uzbekistan"

 

PhotoQuai 2015, Quai Branly Museum, Paris, France
First Floor, Eiffel Tower, Paris

-     "Here Lies Lahore"

 

BDL Mumbai City Museum - Mumbai, India

-     "New Year In Uzbekistan"  Focus Festival Mumbai

 

Myanmar Deitta Gallery - Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

-     "Inside My Home" - 2nd Prize.

 
Max Mueller Bhavan (Goethe Institute) - New Delhi, India
Goethe Institut  - Karachi, Pakistan
Nairang Gallery - Lahore , Pakistan

-     “Lahore Mental Asylum” For PIX, Surge.

 2016





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2015






2015





2015





2015

 
Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)  - Toronto, Canada

-      “Rung” , As part of South Asian Heritage Days

 

2014

The Gladstone Hotel Gallery  -  Toronto Canada

-      “Hearts For Pakistan”

  2010



SLIDESHOW EXHIBITIONS

 

“Love Etcetera” , Yangon Photo Festival 2015  -  Yangon, Myanmar

 

2015

"New Year in Uzbekistan” , Foto Istanbul 2014  -  Istanbul, Turkey

 

2014

“Nyaungshwe” , Slideshows Curated by Gary Knight & Philip Blenkinsop  -  Nyaungshwe, Myanmar

 

2012

“Paristan” , Lahore Chitrkar Gallery  -  Lahore, Pakistan

2009

 


 

PUBLICATIONS

 Life Force Magazine

  • "New Year in Uzbekistan”

PIX Quarterly   New Delhi, India

  •  “Surge: The Pakistan Issue”

Canchas  -  Innsbruck, Austria

  •  “A Football Field in Mongolia”

2015



2015



2013

Danka Nama  -  Lahore, Pakistan

  •  “Spenkarez Coal Depot, Baluchistan”

2012