Ameer Hamza


Karachi, Pakistan

Date of Birth: 12th May, 1982 Born: Karachi, Pakistan Primary education (till class 1): Karachi Academy School, Karachi. Primary and Secondary education (class 1 till O'levels): St. Michael's Convent School, Karachi. High School: Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Karachi campus. (2000) Bachelors (Computer Science): Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi. (Spring-2004) MBA (Marketing Management): Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi. Professional Career: (since 2000) - Contributions of articles, letters and features for Dawn, Friday Times and Frontier Post. - Contributed letters to Reader's digest, Asia edition. - Photo essays for Dawn include The KKH Saga, The Grand Mosque, An exotic temple, Airforce display & World's biggest Fort. - Features for Friday Times include On the river (Hyderabad), Street tragedy, Pilgrim's progress (to Makkah and Madina Sharif), No respite (On Kashmir), and others. Awards: - Received Guardian Unlimited Photo award twice (Dec 2004 and Feb 2005). - Awarded one of the best portrait photographs of Feburary (2005) by Unlimited Photography, Japan. - Runners-up for Photo Review portrait competition, Australia (2005).