Zoral Khurram Naik is a Pakistan based photojournalist and documentary photographer. He graduated with a Bachelors in Design from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture where he majored in graphic design and typography and did a minor in photography; his forte, and now primary medium of expression. His work, driven by his curiosity, investigates the stereotypes that surround many social injustices. Through his work, Zoral aims to create empathy and encourage a plurality of discussion around his chosen topics.

Zoral's recent work titled Burnout - a long form piece about the various complexities surrounding the Karachi Fire Department, for the Express Tribune - earned him the Agahi Award in 2018 in the Photojournalism category.

He also has an independent freelance practice. Some of his major clients include: Dewan Cement, Aga Khan University Hospital, Getz Pharma, ICI Pakistan Limited, Red Bull, Khaadi and English Biscuits Manufacturers.




Bachelors in Communication Design | 2011- 2015

Major: Graphic Design & Typography
Minor: Photography
Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture


Conversation in Image-Making | 2017

Photography workshop by Singaporean fine art photographer Wei Leng Tay


Photojournalism Workshop | 2016

 With award winning German photographer ‘Andy Spyra’ at the Goethe Institute, Karachi




Freelance photographer | 2012 - Present

Commissioned assignments/stories and commercial work such architecture, corporate, industrial, sports and marketing
CAS School | 2018 – Present
Part time faculty member for the Photography module

PAF KIET | 2017 - Present

Part time faculty member for the undergraduate course, Digital photography


The Express Tribune | 2016 - 2018

Part time photojournalist/documentary photographer


R | Photography | 2012 - Present

Senior photographer for architecture, industrial, corporate and events


Khelo Kricket | 2016 - 2017

Cricket photographer and correspondent


18% Grey | 2014

Internship in the studio photography department




Maekan | 2018

Commissioned editorial photography for the story 'Muted Music'

The Express Tribune | 2016 -2017



Burn Diary | 2016

Chosen Photographer of the week on the Instagram account of Burn Magazine, curated by David Alan Harvey


Roads & Kingdoms | 2015

Commissioned photography piece for the article A Stage Set for Slaughter

Dawn | 2016

Photography reportage for SCEI’s spring festival at beach luxury




Agahi Awards | 2017

Awarded Photojournalist of the Year for a photo essay tiled Burnout


Karachi Literature Festival | 2018

Photography displayed for panel discussion tilted Can Art and Culture Save the City


Feature Shoot | 2018

Chosen as one of the winners for the Print Swap project


Iqra University | 2018

Guest speaker for the importance of photojournalism


Generations School | 2017

- Judge for the journalism convention, Gen Carma
-Guest lecturer for an introduction to photojournalism


PAF Kiet | 2016-17

Guest lecturer, and served as juror for multiple photography juries


Pakistan Photo Festival | 2016

Selected for a documentary photography fellowship in Lahore (Declined)




Getz Pharma | 2017

Industrial shoot


Aga Khan University Hospital | 2016

Architectural photography of the AKUH facilities in Karachi and Hyderabad


Prestige Kitchens | 2016

Industrial shoot for the company’s profile


Baitussalam Welfare Trust | 2015

Architectural and advertising photography for the organisation’s facilities


Dewan Cement | 2014

Annual Calendar Shoot


English Biscuits Manufacturers | 2013

Photo documentation of the handing over of houses to the flood affected victims carried out by HANDS


Phillip Morris International | 2013

Photo coverage of the annual prize giving ceremony for retailers


ICI Pakistan Limited | 2013

Event photography of the launch of the new logo event


Red Bull | 2012, 2013

Photo coverage of international bike stuntmen Chris Pfeiffer
Photo coverage of the Futsal tournament Winning 5


Khaadi | 2013

Photo coverage for the Election Day campaign
Event photography for Khaadi’s 15th anniversary