Three-time Gourmand Award winner, and Pakistan’s first and only independent publishing house Markings Publishing, helmed by Kiran Aman, has proudly launched the first coffee table book, #StayHomeStaySafe from its COVID-19 global outreach project, “OUR MARKINGS 2020.”
Celebrating 10 years in 2020, Kiran Aman launched “OUR MARKINGS 2020” in March 2020 as a live case photographic journey through COVID-19, a testimony to life during self and social isolation.
Receiving thousands of entries from over 66 COVID-19 affected countries, the Markings Team shortlisted 900 of the most powerful photographs which are being featured across the three-book series titled, #StayHomeStaySafe #StayHomeStayStrong and #StayHomeSaveLives.
“2020 has proven an era unto itself. OUR MARKINGS 2020 is dedicated to everyone across the globe, fighting to stay resilient during what we have come to accept as ‘the new normal.’ These books represent this unprecedented journey of mankind, ” said CEO Markings, Kiran Aman.
The first coffee table book from the series, OUR MARKINGS 2020 – #StayHomeStaySafe comprises 300 global submissions from Pakistan, as well as the USA, Albania, The Netherlands, India, Japan, UK, Iran, Greece among others.
The project also received photo entries and support from local celebrities, with OUR MARKINGS 2020 – #StayHomeStaySafe featuring entries from Mahira Khan, Faisal Kapadia, Mehreen Jabbar, Anoushey Ashraf, Arif Mahmood, Selina Rashid Khan, Asad-ul-Haq, and Amean J.
All the submissions have been featured across Markings’ social media assets, crediting the respective photographer(s).
Compiled, edited, and published by Markings, OUR MARKINGS 2020 – #StayHomeStaySafe is now available at Markings (Email: [email protected] Instagram DM: @markingspublishing), online at www.kitabain.com and internationally at Amazon.com for PKR 6,000/-.