The British Council is celebrating the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens through Dickens 2012 - a series of global activities including brand new film adaptations, art exhibitions, public readings, immersive theatre, educational events, creative workshops and competitions.
One main “character” distinctly present in all of Dickens’ novels is the city of London itself, with interesting depictions of all aspects of the capital.
Inspired by Dickens’ strong association with London, the British Council Pakistan invited aspiring photographers to capture various cities of Pakistan through photographic imagery, akin to Dickens’ literary descriptions of London under its “Dickens and the City” photography competition.
Out of many wonderful entries received, 15 were short-listed by professional photographer Ayaz Anis. The final winner and two runners up were selected by renowned Pakistani fashion photographer Tapu Javeri and will be announced later today.
And this street holds the secrets of so many tales untold. -Photo by Minahil Aslam, 19, Lahore.
A child. -Photo by Awais Ali Shaikh, 23, Lahore.
Bustle. -Photo by Qurat-ul-Ain, 30, Lahore.
Baba Island. -Photo by Oosman Sadiq, 26, Karachi.
Clusters to infinities. -Photo by Salman Mahmood, 22, Lahore.
The spice seller of Empress Market. -Photo by Farooq Soomro, 31, Karachi.
Dark alley. -Photo by Attiya Imdad Mian, 40, Islamabad.
Lahore. -Photo by Iffat Almas, 28, Lahore.
Days gone by. -Photo by Taimur Alam Butt, 30, Lahore.
The dail. -Photo by Asma Hyder, 38, Islamabad.
Lost in history. -Photo by Danial Shah, 22, Karachi.
Life in a walled city. -Photo by Muti ul Haq, 23, Lahore.
Moharram. -Photo by Adil Bilal, 26, Peshawar.
Where is there such another maze of streets, courts, lanes, and alleys. -Photo by Sarosh Anwar, 27, Karachi.
Deep into the city. -Photo by Omar Khalid, 21, Lahore.