For the first time is the Dhofar University in Salalah host for the 20th Annual Photography Exhibition of the Photography Society of Oman. Till Thursday, in the Student Activity Center, fifty four photographs of thirty nine Omani photographer lenses, invites the visitors for a photographical journey. For me it became a journey full of artistic creativity and technical mastery in modern themes and in traditional photos. All the pictures had one thing in common: the art of light.
For Hindawi Zaher Taha signing the book and Internal Auditor of the University, the exhibition radiated energy. Energy expressed in the pictures by the photographers and energy of the students whom he met every day.
Noor, journalist of Oman daily, was impressed by the ‘Al khaddah Galaxy’ from Mohammed Salim Saleh Al Nahdi. Through such exhibitions, I get more information on technical points of views. I am also wondering where the photographer took this picture. A lot of shoots were necessary to realize this effect. Noor is one year member of the Photography Society in Salalah.
Samaya Tabrook, student engineer/architect en two years member of the Photography Society in Salalah choose for the work ‘Grief’ of Ali Hamed Khalaf Al Ghafri ( AFIAP). The sadness exposed in the eyes took her attention. The portrait in Black and White goes back to the roots of photography.
Abdullah, student mechanical Engineer, was overwhelmed by the work: ‘Igneous sunset’ of Ahmed Abdullah Hamood Al Shukaill (EFIAP). I can walk through this picture, its looks three dimensional.
Mohammed Awadh Al Hadi Ba Omer (AFIAP) from Salalah won the first prize in the Open theme category of this 20th Annual Photography Exhibition. I focused the ‘eyes’ of the fisherman and looked for the balance in the picture. For me, ‘Sardine fishing’ honours the hard labor of the fishermen of Salalah, Dhofar.
Sardine Fishing, First Prize in the Open Theme, Mohammed Awadh Al Hadi Ba Omer (AFIAP)
‘20th Annual Photography Exhibition’ in the Student Activity Center of the Dhofar University till Thursday from 8am till 3pm.