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Humans of Karachi

The Citizens Archive of Pakistan presents “The Humans of Karachi” – a Pakistani version of a photo project titled “Humans of New York” , which was initiated by Brandon Stanton over two years ago. It is only recently that his project went viral on Facebook and upon his encouragement, several artists started a “Humans of” series in their native cities. The photographer behind “Humans of Karachi” is Khaula Jamil, who is assisted by Kamran Bhai (KB) on every shoot.  – Photos and captions by Khaula Jamil

Click here to read more about the project and the creative mind behind it.

Comments (18) Closed

A Ahmed
Aug 13, 2012 10:14am
Khaula whereabouts did you take that picture of the old man with broken glass? Would it be possible to go looking for him get his eyes tested and get him a new pair? He wouldn't be far away from where you spotted him. I would have done it myself but I am some 5000 miles away. I would gratefully reimburse whatever it costs you ... i can be reached at Many thanks
Aug 20, 2012 11:58am
Thanks! No offense taken- The captions come straight from the heart so if anything you have flattered me more by appreciating what I write as opposed to capturing the existing beauty of Karachi!
Aug 13, 2012 08:51am
Very nice collection! That old man picture (10/13) broke my heart too.
khan in chandler
Aug 13, 2012 02:10pm
Thanks. It brought tears to my eyes. Thanks.
Aug 13, 2012 02:25pm
Great collection! thoroughly enjoyable!
alo (new delhi)
Aug 13, 2012 02:45pm
Beautiful photographs.
Aug 13, 2012 05:07pm
Really beautiful photographs. Share more of your work. Thanks.
Aug 13, 2012 05:44pm
if you don't mind me saying, captions/explanation behind some of the pictures were greater than the pics themselves. I mean it in a good way honestly.
Cyrus Howell
Aug 13, 2012 07:46pm
My favorite photo is the dark Katrina Kaif. How real can it get? Wish you could see my computer wallpaper right now. One can use any of these DAWN photos as desktop background. Usually choose famous painters' work in oils. At this time using black and white.photographs of the Korean War by a famous war photographer. . In the movie business extras are called background. Movie extras = background. People are background.
Aug 13, 2012 07:48pm
Please give the old man some money to get his broken lens fixed ! ..and then post another picture of him wearing the fixed glasses.. I'm sure that will please all the readers here and yourself too.
Aug 13, 2012 08:38pm
superb ! keep it up..please...
Aug 14, 2012 02:05pm
Can't agree more. Realities of life.... happiness for a moment... keep up the good shooting. Thank you, Khaula & Kamran
Aug 14, 2012 02:47pm
Very nice and touchy photographs, and description of each photograph, Perfect. Small story with each photograph makes you realize what is the reason of each photograph. Thanks for sharing this.
Aug 15, 2012 05:57am
Is that Saad Ahmed?
Aug 15, 2012 07:16am
My hear broke 10/13.
Aug 15, 2012 05:17pm
Fantastic stuff. You managed to capture a little bit of Karachi's soul as well. Where can we see the rest of the photographs?
Aug 16, 2012 06:32am
thanks for sharing little bit of Karachi... God Bless ..
Aug 16, 2012 08:36am
That Chicken Haji Sahib was too great to laugh for many minutes! Loved the collection! Appreciate the spirit of A Ahmed.