Mr Arif Mahmood has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Otterbein College, Ohio USA. He started photography on returning to Karachi in 1985, areas of interest being photojournalism, portraiture and fashion. Five years later, Mr Mahmood was contributing editorial work for all major publications of Pakistan. International publications include Newsweek, Khaleej Times, Gulf News, Arabian Women and Private Magazine. He has 26 publications to his credit, including limited edition portfolios and books. Mr Mahmood has had 14 solo exhibitions in Pakistan and abroad till date along with 56 group shows in various cities of the country and abroad. His photographs are also in the permanent collection of the museum of Fine Arts Houston USA. Currently, Mr Mahmood is working as the Chief Operating Officer at White Star Photo Private Limited, a sister concern of the Dawn Media Group and is also the photo editor of Herald magazine.