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Dhofar Photography 2014 (part 1): A mirror with a look into the past and with a prediction of the future

This evening, under the patronage of H.E. Sayyed Mohammed bin Sultan Al Busaidi, Minister of State and Governor of  Dhofar, the ‘First Dhofar Forum for Photography 2014’ was launched in the Ubar Theatre, Directorate General of Heritage and Culture.

The official event ended with the opening of an exposition, as the result of the Dhofar Photography Contest organized by the Photography Society of Salalah. Out of 94 photographers and 356 works, 60 photographs of 35 photographers were chosen. Beside three winning photographs, there were also two honorable prizes.

I am very pleased with what I see. The pictures shows the variety of Dhofar but we see also interpretations of countries abroad. For foreigners it is interesting, but even people from Dhofar will  not recognize some of the places shown through the lens of the photographer. This exhibition is like a mirror with a look into the past and with a prediction of the future. And the future which the talents shown here, looks bright.  H.E. Sayyed Mohammed bin Sultan Al Busaidi, Minister of State and Governor of  Dhofar

“I am very pleased with what I see. The pictures shows the variety of Dhofar but we see also interpretations of countries abroad. For foreigners it is interesting, but even people from Dhofar will not recognize some of the places shown through the lens of the photographers. This exhibition is like a mirror with a look into the past and with a prediction of the future. And the future with the talents we see here, looks bright.” H.E. Sayyed Mohammed bin Sultan Al Busaidi, Minister of State and Governor of Dhofar

 

Second Prize, Badawi life Said Mohammed Abdullah Al Shanfari

Second Prize, Badawi life
Said Mohammed Abdullah Al Shanfari

Third Prize, Fisherman Abdul Hakim Said Abood Al Ojaili

Third Prize, Fisherman
Abdul Hakim Said Abood Al Ojaili

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Till the 8th of May the exposition can be visited from 8am till 8pm in the Directorate General of Heritage and Culture.

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