42 award-winning images featured at the Kuwait exhibition ‘Creative’
October 25 2018 08:51 PM
Yacoub al-Kanderi (left) shows his works to Saif Saeed al-Dosari, who opened the Kuwait exhibition '
Yacoub al-Kanderi (left) shows his works to Saif Saeed al-Dosari, who opened the Kuwait exhibition 'Creative' at Katara. PICTURES: Jayaram

Some 24 Kuwaiti photographers, who call Qatar their second home, are showcasing 42 stunning and award-winning images at the ‘Creative’ exhibition, being held at the Katara – the Cultural Village.

The exhibition, organised by Youth Hobbies Centre and Kuwait Science Club in association with Qatar’s Ministry of Culture and Sports, was opened by Katara’s human resources department manager Saif Saeed al-Dosari on Wednesday.

“This is the first time we did an exhibition in Qatar, which is my second home,” Kuwait Science Club president Yacoub al-Kanderi told reporters.

‘Creative,’ featuring the works of Kuwait Science Club members, presents a variety of themes such as wildlife, street photography, sports, abstract, architecture and portraits, among others.

The photographers won several awards in local and international competitions such as Trierenberg Super Circuit in Austria, BBC and National Geographic for their photographs, highlighting “the features and beauty of nature and the civilisations.”

Many of the photographs at ‘Creative’ were also published in international magazines, according to the al-Kanderi.

Kuwaiti photographer Mustafa al-Basheer's photograph on display at the 'Creative' exhibition

About Katara, he finds the cultural village as an excellent venue for such kind of exhibitions saying that “everything here is good, wherever you go you will see something special.”

“Through ‘Creative,’ we hope to send a message to everyone,” al-Kanderi stressed.

A QNA report, quoting the supervisor of the photography department at the Youth Hobbies Centre of the Ministry of Culture and Sports Abdulaziz al-Kubaisi, noted that this exhibition was the result of a close co-operation with the Kuwait Scientific Club’s photography department.

Al-Kubaisi said that another exhibition is to be held in co-operation with photographers from Oman and Qatar, featuring their works in either or both countries.

Kuwaiti photographer Amani al-Sai, also a member of the Club, said the exhibition is an opportunity to meet experienced photographers and learn from other schools of photography outside Kuwait.

Established in August 11, 1979, the Kuwait Science Club is a non profit organisation sponsored by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour and managed by nine board of directors.

The Club’s photography department is one of the main references for photographers in Kuwait, which teaches and trains young and aspiring photographers.

Last updated: October 25 2018 09:19 PM

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