Masjid Wazir Khan

I know a friend who runs a rather neat photography studio (Studio Q). He, for reasons he may not know himself, fell in love with an obscure mosque called Masjid Wazir Khan. This was one and half years ago. Now, the following is no exagerration, but for more than a year, every Sunday, he would head out to this mosque in inner-city Lahore to photograph it. He has photographed it from almost all angles. His wife rightly thinks he is crazy. (He probably is proud of that comment)
His photography is available online at Flickr and they have a thread going there called the Masjid Wazir Khan fever. A lot of people suddenly started photographing it. And after the inclusion of Masjid Wazir Khan in the film Khuda Kay Liyae, the popularity of the mosque quadrupled. According to him, the administration at MAsjid Wazir Khan now charge 1000 bucks (yes, three zeroes) to allow people to photograph!

2 Comments so far

  1. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 2:13 am

    Oh GOD!!!!

    What crap?? And i had this 1000’s of plans to go their for photography :| Now I’ve to pay 1000 first and then …!

    Can you add the link to that flickr discussion here – or maybe a pic of Masjid wazir khan to tell ppl what they are looking for ??

    As for you are talking about, Waheed Khaliq is indeed a remarkable photographer :-)

  2. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 11:04 am

    my comment eaten up :|

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