Text by Umar Aziz Khan
Photos by Ali Sultan
Though his photographs of Lahore may seem to border on the morbid, Ali Sultan’s work doesn’t transmit any negative vibes about the city. Though the pictures aren’t the sort that would make it to any Visit Lahore! travel brochure, they do communicate a certain love for the city, warts and all, that perhaps only Lahoris can feel.
As even the city’s old quarter, otherwise frozen in time in the minds of the people who don’t actually live there, grapples with modernity and development, these photos capture the essence of the transformation.
Comparisons with Henri Cartier-Bresson are but expected, at least in the novice eyes of your reviewer. Wanderlust photojournalism at its best.