A few days ago De Standaard published an article on the radicalization of young people in Pakistan, blaming America’s war on terror for this effect. In the article also the young artists from the National College of Arts in Lahore get a say and remind us that Pakistan has incredibly talented and free thinking spirits like anywhere else in the world.
I had the honor to meet so many of the along the way during my travels. The young artist Saira Ansari (pictured above in the article), photographer and Saira’s cousin Nariman Ansari, film makers Imran Babur and Shah Zaman Baloch. The wonderful kathak dancer Nighat Chaodhry and last but not least, Imran Nafees Siddiqui, artist in every sense of the word without whom I wouldn’t have discovered so many beautiful people, places and moments during my stay in Lahore.