The exposition ‘Dhofar Land of Seasons’, opened today in the Salalah Gardens shopping mall under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism Dhofar in cooperation with members of the Photography Society of Oman-Dhofar shows the diversity of the region in the south of the Sultanate. More than 80 pictures from 29 photographers takes you on a journey of stories of landscapes, traditions and culture. The exposition is part of a five day program to promote the region as a tourist destination. An impression.
Issa Taman Mahad Al-Amri, photographer: “with ‘The tomb of Mohammed Ali in Mirbat’ I want to connect the landscape with our culture, with our religion and with our believe in Allah. The tomb in the forefront gives you already a glimpse from the tomb of the pious Mohammed Ali in the mausoleum behind. I didn’t find a title for it. After listening to Issa, I call this photographical view from a special place ‘Inside – Out.’ A title Issa really liked.
For Ahmed Al Ghassany, General Manager of Radio and Television Dhofar and guest of honor, the portrait of the fishermen of Hamed Ahmed ATajar Al Shahri represents everything where Dhofar stands for: culture, tradition, heritage. Visitor Fatma, who plays guitar and performs traditional music, finds the subject clear and simple to understand. The portrait connect and makes her smile. Violetta of the Philipines, working in Kuwait, likes the photographs where the sea is involved. It reminds her on similar places in her native country. The portraits of camels in the landscape are for her symbolic for the entire region.
The arial view of Anas Mohammed Al Deeb, attracts the attention of an Indian businessman who recognizes the area where he lives.
My favorites with my own titles:
lavendel feeling, Mohammed Awad Alhadi Ba Omar (AFIAP)
My territorium, Khalid Hassan Mohammed Ateeq
Khareef or south west monsoon blessings, Al Mutasim Hamoud Al-Ismaili
testimony of incense trade, to take care….,Anwar Mohammed Saleh Al Mikhozom
The exhibition ‘Dhofar Land of Seasons’ till the 2nd of October in Salalah Gardens shopping mall.