Focal Point

The eye of the photographer

78 photos of 60 photographers from Musandam in the North till Dhofar in the South of Oman are till the 27th of April on display in the Gallery of the Dhofar Photography Society in Salalah. The exhibition invites you to look closer to the life and the beauty of the Sultanate. Walking through the exposition, as result of a competition organised by the Photography Society Oman for Muscat Festival this year, makes it very clear. Photography is all about the way the photographer see. Camera and photoshop are just the tool. I made a personal choice.

Third Winner of the competition ‘Smile’ from Ahmed Al Athali, underlines the fact that young boys are taught to appreciate the beauty and importance of camels from an early age, as written about in my books The DNA of Salalah-Dhofar and Treasure Chest Salalah-Dhofar.

Third Winner of the competition ‘Smile’ from Ahmed Al Athali, underlines the fact that young boys are taught to appreciate the beauty and importance of camels from an early age, as written about in my books The DNA of Salalah-Dhofar and Treasure Chest Salalah-Dhofar.

‘Symmetry’ of Zahir (FIAP) shows the desert landscape and invites you to look at forms made by a powerful nature.

‘Symmetry’ of Zahir (FIAP) shows the desert landscape and invites you to look at forms made by a powerful nature.

The three dimensional effect of the ‘Jumping Soldier’ of Abdul Malik underlines the technical skills necessary for this particular dance.

The three dimensional effect of the ‘Jumping Soldier’ of Abdul Malik underlines the technical skills necessary for this particular dance.

‘Mohammed 1’ from Qais Al Hajri is a time document about traditional fashion in Sur. The embroidery is handmade.

‘Mohammed 1’ from Qais Al Hajri is a time document about traditional fashion in Sur. The embroidery is handmade.

‘Oman in the eyes of the Photographers,’ till the 27th of April in the Gallery of the Dhofar Photography Society, Salalah from 8am till 8pm.

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