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The Pakistani Cargo Truck Rolls Into American Heartland
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The Pakistani Cargo Truck Rolls Into American Heartland

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Updated: 16 March 2016
The Pakistani Cargo Truck Initiative at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City. Photograph by Mark McDonald.

Asheer Akram and Kevin Fain work on the left front quarter panel of Akram’s Pakistani cargo truck. Photograph by Rich Sugg.

Main portion of the front grill and bumper of the Pakistani cargo truck. Photograph by Rich Sugg.

Asheer Akram applies gold paint to the side panel. Photograph by Rich Sugg.

Zeke Henry attaches metal decorations to the side of the Pakistani cargo truck. Photograph by Rich Sugg.

Asheer Akram attaches artwork his sister Maya Densman created for the Pakistani cargo truck. Photograph by Rich Sugg.

The Pakistani cargo truck takes to the streets at night. Photograph by Rich Sugg.

Carved wooden doors created by Kansas City artist Will Burnip. Photograph by Rich Sugg.

Detail of artist Will Burnip’s cedar panel. Photograph by RIch Sugg.

Asheer Akram and Kevin Fain put the finishing touches on the Pakistani cargo truck. Photograph by RIch Sugg.

Asheer Akram and the Pakistani cargo truck. Photograph by Rich Sugg.

The cab for the Pakistani cargo truck was fashioned from this 1952 Chevy grain truck. Photograph by Rich Sugg.

The Pakistani Cargo Truck Initiative at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City. Photograph by Mark McDonald.