Dharkan: The Heartbeat of a Country

Jul 21, 2015

Mobeen_Ansari_photo_DharkanAt an early age Mobeen Ansari contracted meningitis, which “impacted his hearing, eyesight, balance, and ability to detect colors” (

It seems these difficulties have not held back Mobeen Ansari.

In an effort to have the world see his homeland of Pakistan through loving eyes as he does, Ansari photographed Pakistani artists, humanitarians, actresses, and bus drivers, just to name a few.

Ninety-eight people are featured in Anasari’s book Dharkan: The Heartbeat of a Country, which was released late 2013.




On July 26th, Ansari will converse at the Pacific Asia Museum.

Ansari, a Pakistani photojournalist from Islamabad and graduate of the National College of the Arts, explores his country through portraits and stories of both iconic and ordinary people. (Pacific Asia Museum)




Actress Nadia Jamil

Actress Nadia Jamil


Authors on Asia: Mobeen Ansari
Sunday, July 26th, 1 p.m.
Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena 91101
Admission: $10, general; $7, students and seniors
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Mobeen Ansari with his photos

Mobeen Ansari with his photos






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