A note to our readers: Publication of new pieces on Simerg and Simergphotos will resume after February 2, 2016.
Readers of http://www.simergphotos.com, the sister publication of this literary website, will later this week have a chance to view a collection of photos of His Highness the Aga Khan, Mawlana Hazar Imam, that were captured in Hunza and East Africa some 55 years ago by the late Abdul Mohamed Ismaily, lovingly known as “Papa Jan.” Never seen previously, this exclusive collection of historical photos is being published with the permission of the late photographer’s family in a multi-part series which will commence in February with photos taken in Hunza, Pakistan. Two photos from “Papa Jan’s” vast collection are shown here in this introductory post. Please watch out for this new special series. In the meantime, we warmly invite you to visit http://www.simergphotos.com to view a few of the 101 photo essays that have appeared on the photo blog since the autumn of 2012. For example:
- Photos and Videos: Simerg Captures the Spirit of the Jamat on the Opening Day of the Ismaili Centre in Toronto, Canada
- Historical Images: The 48th Ismaili Imam’s “Never-to-be-Forgotten” Message to Ismaili Youth
- Photo Essay: Chitral Through the Lens of an Eye Surgeon
- 5 Colossal Faces in the Black Hills of South Dakota
- Irresistible) Street Foods of South East Asia Through My Lens by Muslim Harji
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Date posted: January 11, 2015.
Last updated: January 31, 2015 (revised publication date, re: Hunza photos)