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- Aidan J. Sullivan: Sharjah through the eyes of Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, the emirate's favorite son
SHARJAH, UAE, Feb. 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 7th annual "Xposure" International Photography Festival, the "Sharjah, by Sultan Al Qasimi" exhibition is an ode to historical monuments and stunning natural diversity of the emirate.
Not many people know that His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of the Sharjah Media Council (SMC), is an avid travel and nature photographer for over 10 years.
He is a passionate and enthusiastic photographer, and his work is featured this year at the "Xposure" International Photography Festival, in the "Sharjah, by Sultan Al Qasimi" exhibition.
Through a series of 10 images of Sharjah's cultural landmarks, extraordinary architecture and stunning natural landscapes, Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi pays a special visual tribute to the city whose history, beauty and diversity inspired him to take a camera and document it all visually for the world to see.
In a conversation with him here at Xposure in 2019, I asked His Highness when he would join the rest of us with an exhibition of his own, he said he wasn't sure.
Here we are four years later, and I am truly impressed by how far his work has come in such a short time.
The exhibition displays various series of images, from the rich mangroves of Kalba, essential to the marine ecosystem of the UAE and the planet, to the rugged terrain of Mleiha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; wide aerial shots of the city's skyscrapers lined up along the Al Majaz waterfront; and a shot of the eastern city of Khorfakkan from the sky, beautifully capturing its unique orography, where the mountain meets the sea, each image perfectly summing up the unique attributes of this city.
The most recent shot of the SMC Chairman in the exhibition is a photograph taken last year of the futuristic cultural and social hub, the visually stunning House of Wisdom, which was built to be a living legacy of Sharjah's UNESCO nomination as World Book Capital 2019 - 2020.
Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi's deep love and admiration for his hometown is evident in this exhibition, which offers photography buffs and image lovers a unique opportunity to see Sharjah through his eyes.
Organized by the Sharjah Government Media Office (SGMB), Xposure 2023 is the world's largest photography festival, ending on Wednesday at the Sharjah Expo Center.
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