PHOTO: It's Getting Hot in Pakistan

experiencing a thirty year record breaking heat wave. People are without electricity for up to twenty hours a day and have to cope with it. Image by Geoffrey Hiller. Used with permission.

Lahore city is experiencing its worst heat wave in 30 years. Government-enforced power outages, in place since 2008 leave people without electricity for up to twenty hours a day. Image by Geoffrey Hiller. Used with permission.

American photographer Geoffrey Hiller is currently on a Fulbright scholarship teaching photography in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Lahore. He is documenting his experiences in a photo-journal titled Inside Pakistan. On the blog's about page he writes:

This is my first visit to Pakistan and as is often the case the reality on the ground is very different from what I expected. Islamabad is a planned city that was built in the early sixties with houses and parks that would fit right into an affluent suburb in southern California. It’s cleaner then most American cities. There are no public buses or cinema’s but several really good book stores. In between classes I plan to explore the “other” Pakistan with my students. The one that isn’t reported on.


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