Award-winning Pakistani photographer-director Madiha Aijaz passes away in Karachi, on Saturday night. According to her colleagues, she a cardiac arrest.
Madia was associated with Karachi’s prestigious Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture as an assistant professor. She was admitted to the city’s Agha Khan Hospital where she breathed her last on Saturday, according to the close acquaintance.
She was known best to all for her exploration of photography, being awarded several residencies to continue her work.
Madiha had an MFA in photography and Related Media from Parsons and was a Fullbright scholar.
She is especially recognized for her book ‘Call to Conscience’ which features her photography of Hindu Temples in Pakistan.
Her death is being mourned by many of her fans and followers, posting messages on social media.
Devastating news this morning. Our friend and very talented photographer @madihaaijaz has passed away. Her funeral prayers will be offered after Asr today, Sunday 3 February 2019, at the Bait-ul-Mukaram Mosque in Gulshan e Iqbal. pic.twitter.com/QP6yZHMQ4S
— Hasan Zaidi (@hyzaidi) February 3, 2019
Shocked about @madihaaijaz passing. May she rest in power. Love and condolences to her friends and family.
— Alia Chughtai (@AliaChughtai) February 2, 2019
Heartbroken and shocked to hear about Madiha Aijaz. What a kind, empathetic, conscientious, and intelligent person and filmmaker. Rest in eternal peace.
— Uzair Ibrahim (@uzairibrahim_) February 2, 2019
— antonia carver (@antcarver) February 3, 2019
With deep sadness and the heaviest of hearts we say goodbye to very talented photographer @madihaaijaz. Her work is such an inspiration. Moreover Pakistan lost its one of finest photographers. Please recite Surah Fateha and keep her family & friends in your prayers. #Photography pic.twitter.com/MkErGMV8tl
— Everyday Pakistan (@EverydayPak) February 3, 2019
Shocked and deeply saddened to hear the passing of @madihaaijaz who we welcomed to @IFFR just a few days ago to present her incredible work These Silences Are All the Words. I've lost a new friend who I was looking forward to getting to know in years and years to come. pic.twitter.com/XLoT99v5yD
— Julian Ross (@rossjulian) February 3, 2019
Innalillah wainalillahi rajion@madihaaijaz has passed away due to a heart attack in Karachi. Please take a moment to send a prayer to this beautiful soul. 😢
— Shayan ali khan (@Shayanalikhan3) February 3, 2019