Faustin Elmer Chaudhry (1909 – 2013) was a photo journalist at the time of Partition of Pakistan – India in 1947. His work was printed in Civil and Military Gazette in 1935. Faustin joined Pakistan times and retired in 1973. Faustin’s paints the reality for the viewers. His work speaks to whoever wants to look understand what people were going through at that time. The horrors, the untold stories, the sadness. Faustin’s images have captured all those emotions in his pictures. Faustin passed away in 2013.
Faustin is a historian who has, through his pictures created a reminder for us that revolution is not easy. Faustin is a great contributor to art from his era. However, based on atrocities back then, we should not make our present murky. History is there to teach us a lesson, not to direct our emotions towards our neighbors based on events of 70 decades ago. The pictures show how war impacts life – a landscape of hopelessness.
We wish peace and progress for both Nations!
You can find an archive of Faustin’s hair raising pictures in Google’s Cultural Institute here.
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