An independent freelance documentary photographer, photojournalist and anentrepreneur, Khaula is an avid traveler and observationalist, working for organizations/multinational corporations and businesses in documenting and collecting visual stories of their projects in Pakistan.
Born and raised in Karachi, Khaula did her Bachelors in Communication Design Degree from Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture. She moved to New York to pursue an MFA in Photography at Parsons School of Design in 2009 on a Fulbright Scholarship and returned to Pakistan in 2012, where she joined The Citizens Archive of Pakistan, a brainchild organization of Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy that helps document living historyin Pakistan.
A little over a year later, she started her independent photography work, and also launched "K for Karachi", a line of pure silver jewelry using herphotographs of Karachi city. This brand quickly caught the interest of her audience and since then, due to popular demand, has grown to include Lahore and Islamabad.
Underher accomplishments also comes Raw Life, a glimpse into the lives of creative Pakistanis, her final thesis project turned coffee table book that was picked up and published in 2009 in Pakistan and the UAE by Still Waters Publishing (Pakistan).
Though Khaula’s photography has been published both in print and online, nationally and internationally, her most far reaching ,most popular and effective undertaking remains the Facebook photographyproject, "Humans of Karachi" started in 2012, inspired directly by Brandon Stanton’s "Humans of New York". Her client list is both impressive and varied, including names like UNICEF, Johns Hopkins, Oxfam Novib, Mahvesh Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation, Coca Cola Pakistan, Unilever, Shell and Oxford University Press.