What’s On previews the partnership of Gulf Photo Plus with Majority World at Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, showing amazing photos from around the world.
Wild gardens in Ecuador, celebrations of South Africa’s black youth culture, the rapidly expanding city of Dhaka in Bangladesh, and a series challenging the role of women in an Islamic state – these are just some of the topics covered in a new photography exhibition.
Staged by photo agency Majority World and Gulf Photo Plus, the show brings together the work of talented photographers from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.
Pablo Corral Vega, a contributor to National Geographic, is behind the affecting My Garden In The Wild, a tribute to his fiancée, Carolina Hidalg, who was killed in a car accident last year. The photographer has captured the Ecuadorian gardens close to his childhood home that finally brought him peace.
Iranian Shadi Ghadirian’s thought-provoking series Like Everyday plays with traditional notions of the role of women in Islamic society, wrapping them in items that call to mind household chores.
The exhibition will also feature the work of Khaled Hasan, whose series Dhaka… My Dream captures the “feverish” growth of his home city in Bangladesh. The work of Neo Ntsoma celebrates 20 years of democracy in South Africa, and is a tribute to the young people helping to shape the future of the country post-Apartheid.
Finally, look out for Sri Lankan photographer Dominic Sansoni’s images of Colombo 14, a vibrant neighbourhood where Buddhists, Catholics, Hindus and Muslims lead a harmonious existence.
Photographers Khaled Hasan and Neo Ntsoma will join Majority World chairman and photographer Shahidul Alam in a discussion at Gulf Photo Plus on September 16 at 7pm. To attend the talk, which is free, register at the Gulf Photo Plus website.
September 15 to October 25
Gulf Photo Plus, Street 8, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, Sun to Wed 10am to 7pm, Thur and Sat 10am to 6pm. Tel: (04) 3808545. Taxi: Alserkal Avenue. gulfphotoplus.com