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Danial Shah

Biography

Born and raised in Quetta, Danial Shah is an adventure seeker and independent freelance travel and documentary photographer and writer. He has a dual passion for travel and storytelling and contributes to reports in media outlets such as Dawn (Pakistan), Express Tribune Magazine (Pakistan), Herald (Pakistan) and the Himal SouthAsian (Nepal). In 2010, Danial launched the first travel blog of Pakistan – iExplorePakistan.com, documenting his travels across the country’s landscape from south to north and capturing the diverse culture and landscape of the country.  The blog not only challenges ethnocentric and stereotypical attitudes of people from different regions of Pakistan but also shares common and positive stories from his travels.  His blog was recognized as the Travel Blogger of the Year (2011) by the Pakistan Blog Awards and he was also conferred with the Nishan-e-Azm Award (Symbol of Pride) by Azm-e-Alishan, Pakistan’s fastest-growing social movement for change. To celebrate ethnic, cultural, and religious diversity through photography and documentaries, Danial is working on his ongoing audio-visual project “The Ethnos Diaries.” He gives photography lessons to young girls and boys of different communities to develop tolerance and sensitivity towards diverse peoples, especially marginalized segments of the population. Danial’s interests include anthropology, culture, archeology, travel, landscape, and countless other natural beauties.

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