Born in Lahore in 1983, Aun Raza graduated in multimedia arts from the National College of Arts in Lahore. He practised drawing and painting, before pursuing — and flourishing in — photography: “The immediacy of photography helped me grasp what the Russian theatre theorist Konstantin Stanislavski (1863-1938) called “solitude in public”.”
While his fields of exploration are multiple, Aun Raza favours portraits and photojournalism. Since 2010, the photographer has travelled in many countries, encountering different cultures and lifestyles. His work has been the subject of several exhibitions worldwide: Yangon Photo Festival 2018 and 2015, Myanmar; QR Photogallery White Night, Bologna (2016); Angkor Photo Festival 2016 and 2015; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto (2014). His series Here Lies Lahore was displayed for the biennial contemporary photography exhibition Photoquai in 2015.