Rawalpindi - The Photographic Art Exhibition by 35 veteran and young photographers kicked off at Rawalpindi Arts Council in collaboration with Pakistan Salon Group of Photography on Tuesday.

Marvi Memon, chairperson standing committee for information, broadcasting and national heritage, inaugurated the exhibition. She flanked by RAC Resident Detector Waqar Ahmed, former RAC RD Naheed Manzoor, Aftab Ahmed Khan, and artists inaugurated the exhibition.

The photographers from all over Pakistan showcased 160 rare art pieces depicting rich beautiful colours of the country. Five out the 35 artists including Aftab Ahmed Khan, MR Owaisi, Syed Javaid A Kazi, Sami-ur-Rehman and Nisar A Mirza have secured Pride of Performance Award.

The work of six late artists, including Nisar A Mirza, Asad Ali, Mushtaq A Cheema, Mujahid Awais, Sh Riaz Ali and Mian Abdul Majid, was also included in the exhibition to pay rich tributes to them while senior artists, including Dr Shaukat Malik, Parveen Malik, Amanullah Khan, Fakhar Zaman Azher, Syed Nayyar Raza, Sheikh Faisal Azeem, Zeshan Ahmad, Syed Majid Ali, Afsheen Zaman, Ghazi Ghulam Raza, Waseem Owaisi, Karar Haideri, Mian Abdul Wahid, Ehsanullah Khan, Jehangir Kiyani, Aasim Akhtar, Sajid Munir, Saleem Khawar, Asif Shahjahan, Uxi Mufti, Samiullah Khan, Muhammad Qasim, Dr Khurshid Ahmad, M Hanif Malik and M Omer, also showcased their rare photographs.

The photographs are depicting rich culture of Pakistan, common and still life, folks and beauty of nature.

Marvi Memon addressing the inaugural ceremony said that artists had depicted the whole Pakistan in the exhibition. She said that subject of the photographs was rich.

The exhibition would continue for general public till 25th October.