Press release

japanese photo panel Exhibition entitled "contemporary japan caught

by lens" held at the alhamra art gallery, lahore

Islamabad: 23rd October, 2013

          H.E. Mr. Hiroshi Inomata, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, today inaugurated two exhibitions at the Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore.

The first exhibition of photo panels titled “Contemporary Japan Caught by Lens” is a collection of photos taken by Pakistani photographer Mr. Jahangir Khan, who went to Japan on a short term photojournalism training program organized by Asahi Shimbun Institute of Journalism from October 2009 to March 2010. Around 150 pictures are displayed in the exhibition, showing many different aspects of Japan, such as rural and city life, traditional and contemporary buildings, festivals, sports, and so on.

While speaking at the occasion, Ambassador Hiroshi Inomata said the creativity and the artistic ability of the photographer are well seen from these photographs which show different socio-cultural aspects of Japan. He hoped that this exhibition will be a good opportunity for the Pakistani viewers to discover various aspects of the Japanese society and its people.

The other exhibition inaugurated by the Ambassador Inomata is, “Evolving Imagery Ukiyoe and Contemporary Prints from Japan” by artist Ms. Saba Hussain. It has been organized by the Lahore Arts Foundation Trust in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan and Alhamra Arts Council.
Ambassador Inomata deeply appreciated her work, dedication, and continuous efforts for the promotion of Japanese art in Pakistan under the umbrella of Lahore Arts Foundation.

The exhibitions will remain open until 8th November 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except holidays. (End)