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Moazam Rauf & Dinesh Khanna

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Moazam Rauf & Dinesh Khanna

In the early years of his career, Dinesh (seen on the right in the photo above) sold calculators in Chawri Bazaar; quality checked garments in a Faridabad factory and cleared tables as a busboy in an Upper Eastside bar in New York. He believes that these jobs were as good an education, if not better in some ways, than the Economics degree he got from Delhi University. This rather chequered career path was due to his teenage belief that if he followed in his photographer father's footsteps he would be yet another victim of the Indian caste system. This rebellion further led him to a 12 year long career in Advertising where he finally achieved burn-out at the ripe old age of 33 years and the realization that he really just wanted to take pictures. So in 1990 he finally succumbed to what can probably be blamed on genetic coding - the desire to make images - both as a means of making a living and as a form of creative expression. The last 26 years have seen him involved in creating images for Advertising, Editorial and Corporate clients, specifically in the area of Food, Still-life, People and Interiors. Dinesh’s personal work has been shown in both solo and group exhibitions across the world. (Photo credit: Mahi Khanna) ///// Moazam "Moz" Rauf is the staff photographer for Papercuts magazine. He is a teacher, a writer and a photographer based in Lahore. His photography can be found on his official Facebook page: Moz Rauf's Photography.

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