Akhtar Soomro was born in 1965 in the Lyari neighborhood of Karachi, Pakistan. In 1986 he graduated from the Government College of Science and Technology with a degree in engineering and the intention to work with SUPARCO, the national space agency of Pakistan. In 1993 Soomro’s attention moved towards photography and he started working for a studio covering fashion, industrial and interior design. In 1998 Soomro started working for an advertising agency when he discovered he wanted to be a photojournalist. He has since shot assignments for local and international newspapers, magazines and stock agencies around the world. In 2009, Soomro was part of a New York Times' team that won a Pulitzer for ‘International Reporting’ from Pakistan and Afghanistan. In the same year, Soomro began working extensively for Reuters and covered the internally displaced from a military offensive in Pakistan's Swat Valley. He has since photographed top news stories across Pakistan for Reuters, including the 2010 floods. He currently resides in Karachi with his wife, daughter and two sons. 30 PHOTOS

Mr. Soomro’s work is inspiring. He possesses an innate sense of the people at the center of his stories and provides insight into international humanitarian conditions. Superb photographic and artistic skills, but with more meaning and depth from his connection to the people he photographs.

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great job! weldone akhtar sommro

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Great Man, Great Eye, Great photography.

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…A moving reality of Life… great shot of a great subject!

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very human…capturing a plea for compassion in a great photograph

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… a great angle showcasing so much depth and meaning

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i want to know if Akhtar is connected with Aaadam Soomro,hope i will get reply.Thanks

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Thanks again for the blog.Really thank you! Want more.

 

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