The VICE Guide to Karachi
Sure, we hear about violence in Pakistan all the time, but in 2011, more than three times as many people were killed in Karachi than the number of people killed in American drone strikes in the tribal areas. VICE explores the seedy underbelly of this ultra-violent metropolis of more than eighteen million people, and meet the players who make Karachi one of the craziest cities on earth.
Hosted by VICE Founder Suroosh Alvi
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Part 1/5: http://youtu.be/xgIl1vmIchA
Part 2/5: http://youtu.be/27CnlYGlFL0
Part 3/5: http://youtu.be/kkQ32S-urjQ
Part 4/5: http://youtu.be/yLfrK8irjtU
Part 5/5: http://youtu.be/YtIT3uUEgzE
Sebastian Meyer is an American photographer who left London for Iraq in 2009, where he and fellow shutterbug Kamaran Najm started Iraq’s first photo agency, Metrography. Now with 60 photographers on their books, Metrography has risen from nothing to become a reliable source of local photojournalism in a country that has suffered from war and unrest for decades. Sebastian has covered conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya, and he is constantly honored for his work. He won an Exposure Award in the category of Documentary and Photojournalism for the photos he took in Libya, and this year he was selected as one of Magenta’s Flash Forward: Emerging Photographers. Sebastian took some time off from dodging bullets and snapping photos to speak with us about his agency, living and working in Iraq, and ducking bombs in Libya.
Cleo Le-Tan, Halloween in London, 1993.