Naqsh Sarhad Paar Sey | Indo-Pak Photography Contest

Daastan in collaboration with White Falcon Publishing India, is conducting a Photography contest in the month of April 2021. Naqsh Sarhad Paar Sey is an Indo-Pak Photography contest that aims to broadcast the talent of young photographers from across borders and to provide them with the opportunity to showcase their skills. Last year, Daastan and White Falcon Publishing successfully concluded the Chitthi Sarhad Paar Sey campaign which was a Letter Writing contest. The best entries were published in a book form and is available for sale. Check out the book here.

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Peace Across Borders – Indo-Pak Photography Contest

Daastan ever since its inception, has been working closely with the Literary circle of South Asia. Our partnership with White Falcon Publishing in India has brought some outstanding results through the years. Each year, we hold a micro-fiction writing competition by the name Literati to help and contribute to peace between the two nations. This year, we thought of providing a platform to more storytellers. Yes, the photographers. Because a picture’s worth a thousand words, right?

You can learn more about Literati here. 

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Naqsh Sarhad Paar Sey

Daastan and White Falcon Publishing are now taking entries for Naqsh Sarhad Paar Sey. The 4 themes of the photography contest are:

  • Life

  • Folk Arts

  • Heritage

  • Landscape


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You can get more details on each category here.

Judges From Pakistan

The Photography contest will be judged by two renowned photographers from Pakistan; Natasha Zubair and Seemab Saqib Khan. Natasha Zubair is a National College of Arts Graduate who is pursuing her career in photography. She has made her name as a fashion photographer in the past year. She has her own stationery brand called @natashazubairstationery.


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Seemab Saqib Khan is a Photographer and social worker. After graduating from National College of Arts, she is now working as a fashion photographer in Pakistan. Beside being a full time photographer, Seemab runs an NGO by the name of Saqib Khan Foundation.


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Perks for Winners

Daastan and White Falcon Publishing will select the winning entries from their respective countries and:

  • Feature them in a coffee-table book that would be available for sale worldwide.
  • Hold Virtual and on-ground exhibitions in India and Pakistan to showcase the selected photographs.
  • Provide an author copy of the Published book and a digital certificate of appreciation for the submission.

How to Submit?

It’s really easy. Just go on to Naqsh Sarhad Paar Sey and add your details, choose a theme and upload your photograph. You can submit up to 2 photographs for each category. Or simply submit here:

Samin Qureshi
Samin Qureshi is an undergraduate Art student at NCA following her passion for writing through various online avenues. Samin takes a keen interest in empowering women and advocating for their rights. In her free time, Samin loves to cook and listen to old music.

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