razaq vance portrait

Razaq vance is a versatile and renowned photo artist. He is from Pakistan- land of splendid beauty and diverse cultures. His photographs are extreme representation of his environment-both geographical and cultural.Hope you enjoy the work.

Personal statement

Old saying that a picture is worth thousand words can be narrated in another way that a picture can speak a thousand words to a thousand different people having different languages. That is why I choose this media to express my feelings to the world. I am from Pakistan…land of K-2 & Nanga Pārbat. I am optimistic and most of time my photographs have a message of hope. I love life & light. God has generously gifted me with an artist’s eye. I am living in country side & enjoying nature. I am greatly interested in nature study & have a “Master of Philosophy” degree in zoology. My study topic was about the spiders. In photography I got a number of honors. Got prizes in most of national salons and a number of international contests. Got two Gold medals in “International Photographic Salon of Japan” and published in “Digital Photographer” magazine-Ukranian edition, as expert on photography in the East. Have permanent collection in number of Art Galleries.

EXPERIENCES, AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENT:

  • National Geographic stock photographer.
  • EKATERNBURG ART FOUNDATION “ RUSSIA- group exhibition in 100 countries till 2013.
  • PAKISTAN THROUGH A LENS” group exhibition at Red bridge MUSEUM London-
    2010.
  • Group exhibition at Nomad Art gallery Islamabad on women day in 2011.
  • Project on “Photography in the East” for “Digital Photographer” Ukrine Edition 2007.
  • Medallion in the Asahi Shimbin “67th International Photographic Salon of Japan”.
  • Medallion in the Asahi Shimbin “60th International Photographic Salon of Japan”.
  • Discussion and comments on the pictures in more than 100 websites and blogs.
  •  Individual Photo galleries in more than 10 websites.A solo show at Alhamra Art Gallery Lahore Pakistan in 2012.
  • Publication of a number of photo features and articles in well reputed magazine “Tourism Scenario International”.
    National:
  • Second prize in the annual member’s exhibition of Islamabad Camera Club (2008).
  • First prize in the annual members exhibition of Islamabad Camera Club (2006)
  • Certificate of merit in the first Alhamra National Salon of Photography (2002)
  • Bronze Medal in the “Photographic Society of Pakistan’s National Exhibition”
  • Second and Third prize in Photographic Competition of Gardeners Club Faisalabad. (2000)
  •  Best of Nature Gold Medal in the 8th Annual Photographic Exhibition of Photographic Arts Society of Pakistan (1996)