Hina Hussain is a Pakistani Canadian freelance writer and photographer. In 2018, she had the good fortune of travelling to Pakistan’s northern provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan on a private tour with her mother. From harrowing Jeep rides up unpaved hairpin mud roads, to a boat ride in the pristine waters of a newly formed lake, they traveled to parts of Pakistan that a very few people have had the pleasure of visiting. The people, landscapes, food, culture, and history of these provinces — that is what she hopes to showcase through this photo essay.
Hina, has also written for VICE Canada, Matador Network, the CBC, Toronto Star, The Aerogram and other publications. In 2019, her essay ‘Pakistan, Love and Jane Eyre’ won the grand prize in the creative nonfiction category for Wikimedia Foundation’s Heart of Knowledge Contest. In 2020 Goya Journal published her photo essay on Old Lahore, and she was also invited to speak on Lahore’s rich and diverse food history for the YouTube channel Delhi Food Walks. This year, for CBC Music, she was interviewed by the Grammy-nominated artist Michael Brook for the 25-year anniversary of his collaboration with Pakistani legend Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan on their groundbreaking album Night Song.