“Markings” Successfully Debuts with Launch of Photographic Coffee Table and E-book, "BHV ZOO – Life at Bahawalpur Zoo" by Amean J.
Markings proudly launched Amean J.’s Photographic Coffee Table and E-book, entitled, "BHV ZOO – Life at Bahawalpur Zoo on the 22nd of September 2010 at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture. "BHV ZOO" endeavours to represent a pictorial body of work, capturing and reflecting contained spaces that documents the lives of animals in designated areas and investigates their interactions within a confined space. “BHV ZOO” features creative contribution in English by poet Ilona Yusuf and background music by Zeb & Haniya.
Hosted by Tapu Javeri, who also recently launched a book, Tapu introduced entrepreneur Kiran Aman’s new company, Markings, with concerns in Publishing, Productions and, in collaboration with the Citizens Archive of Pakistan [CAP], which will serve as a compendium of quotations from a range of Pakistanis who through their work and talent have left their mark on Pakistan’s socio-cultural landscape.
Illona Yousaf also spoke at the launch and included a reading of a passage of her poetry which she has contributed towards the book.
Speaking about his book at the launch, Amean J. mentioned that the book invokes a discussion on private spaces versus public spaces through the juxtaposition of the zoo as a public space for spectators and a private space for the inhabitant animals.
With the World Wildlife Funds’ [WWF] encouragement for this book, Markings has announced 10% of all sale proceeds from “BHV ZOO” will be donated to the WWF itself, in support of its Pakistan based initiatives.
Present at the launch were Photographers Arif Mehmood, Izdeyar Setna, Tapu Javeri, Asif Raza. Curator Canvas Art Gallery Sameera Raja, Curator Grey Noise Art Gallery Umer Butt and Curator Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture [IVS] Gallery Zarmeenah Shah. Architect Alexander Tariq Qaiser, Creative Director and Poet Faraz Maqsood Hamidi, Artist Naiza Khan. Producer Sohail Malik, Film maker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, Musicians Faisal Kapadia & Naad –e – Ali Zaidi, Video Director Ali Hayat, Stylist Ruqaiya. Fareshteh Aslam of Unilever, television personalities Mahira Hafeez, Sana Tariq, Anoushey Ashraf, Ayesha Omar and Faizan. Comedian Sami Shah, Model Vaneeza Ahmed, Fashion Designer and Kiran Fine Jewellery brand ambassador Sonya Battla, designers Nida Azwer and Maheen Karim, event manager Frieha Altaf of Catwalk, Ronak Lakhani and Saira Irshad of The Upper Level at Labels and Owner Café Koel Rasikh Ismail.
The event was managed by Catwalk with Public Relations by Lotus.
"BHV ZOO – Life at Bahawalpur Zoo" will be available to purchase for PKR 3000 in its hard cover coffee table edition and at PKR 1000 as an E – book at Liberty Books.
Markings proudly launched Amean J.â€™s Photographic Coffee Table and E-book, entitled, "BHV ZOO - Life at Bahawalpur Zoo on the 22nd of September 2010 at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture.