In the gallery of the Photography Society Salalah, 25 pictures of students of the College of Applied Science and 25 pictures of students of the Dhofar University are exhibited till the 8th of May. Ten participants are women. The exhibition is part of the First Dhofar Forum for Photography 2014. In the next day’s also workshops in the College of Applied Science and the Directorate General of Heritage and Culture and a lecture in the Dhofar University are programmed. Out of the 50 works in the gallery I choose:
Living in Jabal Al Akdhar. “I was surprised to see that people still lived in this houses integrated in the erosion of the mountains that surrounds them. The village is only reachable by foot. The whole scenery is extra ordinary.” Ahmed Al Maskri, College of Applied Science
The rythm of the pillars on the background of a traditional village in Dhofar and the movement of the youngster looking back took Ahlam Al Yafei’s attention. The scenery that she focused is a moment out of the daily life.
Shaima Awadh Said likes the mountains and the canyons in Sadah in the east of Salalah. “The light accentuates the shape of the mountains, that’s what attracted my eye and what I tried to catch with the camera.”
Fatma Al-Hafidh focused on the curve in a traditional woven carpet still used for serving food. It gives the object a contemporary feeling. Fatma likes abstraction. She also created the cover of the brochure of the exposition of the First Dhofar Forum for Photography.
Water, Hakima Al Amri, College of Applied Science
This exhibition as part of the ‘First Dhofar Forum for Photogrpahy,’ till the 8th of May in the Gallery of the Photography Society Salalah, from 8am till 8pm, in the building of KFC