July 13, 2015 Youth Impact

Shayan Ather

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Photography is my life support; an incomparable feeling of capturing magic on film. My passion for it pushed me to take a huge risk: setting up my own photography company. I was a woman living in a (largely) conservative country, trying to break into an industry with barely any prominent women. I was only 18 years so I was sure no one would take me seriously anyway. Plus I could not afford the necessary equipment. For all these reasons and more, I was intimidated beyond words and almost certain that I would fail. I am extremely humbled and grateful to say that 2 years later, my company and staff are overbooked with clients and staying busy.

Take a chance and work hard for your dream.
It might just really pay off!

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