1 year, 5 continents, 21+ COUNTRIES

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The Global Pursuit is a collection of photographs and stories from the journey that started in November 2017 by Pursuit of Portraits (PoP) founder and photographer Saunak Shah across 5 continents and over 21+ countries in 1 year, furthering the mission of Pursuit of Portraits to bring the creative community together by bridging the gap between online and in-person connections, fostering positive relationships, providing a platform and visibility for emerging artists, and sharing stories that empower and influence creatives globally.

From November 2017 through November 2018, Saunak will have spent time in Vietnam, China, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Spain, Morocco, Portugal, United States, South Africa, Kenya, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Cuba, reaching a global network of over 50 million people.  

THE GLOBAL PURSUIT


SAUNAK SHAH
FOUNDER, PURSUIT OF PORTRAITS

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With Instagram or any of the social channels it is so easy to get disconnected and the goal with the global pursuit is to bridge that gap between online to real-time connections. Embracing diversity, exploring different cultures and meeting people in person is important because everyone has a story despite what's trending based on popularity or online influence. As a person of color and an Indian-born living in the United States, it is important for me to positively impact the youth from all walks of life and backgrounds.

Saunak Shah


A few highlights from the global pursuit
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NOVEMBER 2017 - MONTH 01
(VIETNAM & CHINA)


PURSUIT IN VIETNAM
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PURSUIT IN SHANGHAI
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DECEMBER 2017 - MONTH 02
(INDIA & THAILAND)


PURSUIT IN MUMBAI 
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PURSUIT IN DELHI
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JANUARY 2018 - MONTH 03
(USA, SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA, INDONESIA)


PURSUIT IN NEW YORK
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PURSUIT IN SINGAPORE
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PURSUIT IN KUALA LUMPUR
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PURSUIT IN JAKARTA
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PURSUIT IN BANDUNG
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PURSUIT IN JOGYAKARTA

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FEBRUARY 2018 - MONTH 04
(USA & SPAIN)


PURSUIT IN MIAMI with W MIAMI
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PURSUIT IN BARCELONA

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PURSUIT IN MADRID

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MARCH 2018 - MONTH 05
(MOROCCO)

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APRIL 2018 - MONTH 06
(PORTUGAL & USA)


PURSUIT IN CONEY ISLAND, NEW YORK
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Video by @FRANKIE_FIRE / AERIAL via @AAKASHSARAV


MAY 2018 - MONTH 07
(South Africa, KENYA)


PURSUIT IN CAPE TOWN
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Photo by @jsamurai


PURSUIT IN NAIROBI
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Video by Justin Lovett / Interview with Saunak Shah


JUNE - MONTH 08
(ARGENTINA)


PURSUIT IN BUENOS AIRES
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JULY 2018 - MONTH 09
(BRAZIL)


PURSUIT IN SÃO PAULO
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Video by Luis Dalvan (@LuisDalvan)


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Video by @luqgabriel


AUGUST 2018 - MONTH 10
(CHILE, PERU)


PURSUIT IN SANTIAGO
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Video by Daniel Kaufman (@dkuafmanfilms)


PURSUIT IN LIMA
WITH IGERS PERU

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Video by @milagrosariasp / Support @kanaciamichelle


SEPTEMBER 2018 - MONTH 11
(COLOMBIA)


PURSUIT IN MEDELLIN
WITH SELINA

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OCTOBER 2018 - MONTH 12
(COLOMBIA, ECUADOR)


PURSUIT IN QUITO
WITH MUNICIPIO DE QUITO

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Video by @Mattarteaga // Support @davidjacomeconcept


PURSUIT IN GUAYAQUIL

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NOVEMBER 2018 - MONTH 13
(MEXICO, USA)


PURSUIT IN MEXICO CITY
W/ MEXICO RETRATOS Y MOODY PORTS

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CO-HOST A POP MEET

We are looking for active communities and creatives as we visit various cities. Email us at hello@pursuitofportraits.com with details and how we can work together. 

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