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Expressions of India

August 24, 2011

A talented group of emerging Arabic photographers turn their lenses to India

  • Text by Holly Williams

Opening on September 7, "Expressions of India" introduces seven diverse photographers from the Arab world who all have one thing in common - they embarked on a photographic expedition to India, earlier this year. The new exhibition provides a reflection of each individial photographer's unqiue feelings towards their fascination of India and captures all that the incredible country has to offer. The photographers travelled through four of India's cities - Jaipur, Agra, Varanasi and Delhi and witnessed the incredible sights of Indian street life, nature, history, culture and age-old traditions.

Ivana Maglione and Gary Schmid, two UAE-based photographers, organised the photography expedition to help promote the concept of travel and street photography and hope that the workshop will help further the photographers’ skills while providing them with a better understanding of India’s culture. The exhibiting photographers are Gary Schmid, Habeeb Al Aswad, Ivana Maglione, Lana Vshivkoff, Nihal Akmal, Noel Miller, and Sue Krimeed.

The exhibiting artists have also pledged to donate a portion of their proceeds from the photograph sales to Harmony House, a non-profit organisation near Delhi, India that provides education, food, medication, hygiene facilities and social services to women and children living in the slums of Gurgaon.

Expressions of India opens at The Ara Gallery on September 7 from 7pm - 9pm and is open to the public. The exhibition closed on October 1.

The Ara Gallery
Burj Plaza

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