And the winner is…THE FATHER! Zack Arias (@zarias) won with this shot inspired off the challenge of capturing the portrait of @karrouhat, an influencer of the arts in the region. Swipe to see images by the two other The ShootOut contenders. A huge thank you to our partners - @cadillacarabia, @sonymea, @fujifilmme, @fujfilminstaxme, @canonme, @nikonme, @panasonic_mea, MK Trading, @careem and countless others - for making the first four days of GPP Photo Week 2018 so incredible. We can’t wait to see what the last two days hold as we gear up for even more workshops, artist talks, and free programming!
Chebmoha, our interviewee for “Profiling Photographers” in October 2017, was recently featured on @instagram’s feed! Learn more about him on our blog, or visit his profile. #Repost from @instagram: Photo by @chebmoha Twenty-five-year-old Cheb Moha (@chebmoha) was born in Iraq, raised in Libya and Canada, then couch-surfed his way across Europe and the Middle East. He’s settled (for a moment) in the United Arab Emirates. “I have never encountered a place that was boring to me,” says Moha, whose first photos were made with an old film camera and a roll of expired film. “The pictures were really bad,” he admits. But he’d found a way of connecting with people around the world. “It’s a very intimate thing to ask someone, ‘Can I take your picture?’ It created a lot of friendships, a lot of relationships and opportunities.” From those opportunities, he’s built a career as a stylist, art director and photographer, with his images now hanging on gallery walls at GPP Photo Week, the Dubai-based photo festival organized by @gulfphotoplus. “I’m peeling back the layers of where I am and going beyond the confines of how things are usually seen,” he says.
#FollowFriday > There's something about @susann_johnston's feed that makes us want to pause, breathe in, and pay attention to our surroundings. 😌💕 Whether her photos feature tranquil landscapes in New Zealand or quaint corners of Oman, we are constantly struck by the hint of adventure in her photos. A series of Sue's photographs, "Dhows from Around the World", is currently being exhibited at @mirzamchocolate. You can see more of her work on susannjohnston.com 📸
Let us marvel - pun intended! - at the latest Afrofuturistic work by @osborne_macharia. His project, “Ilgelunot”, or “The Chosen One” in the Maasai language, was commissioned by Marvel for the release of “Black Panther”. “Ilgelunot” centers around three elders who were rescued by the Wakandan king T’Chaka after they looked for refuge across North Africa during World War II. Osborne’s series “Nyanye” and “Magadi” were exhibited at GPP Photo Week 2018.
We're still on a break, but that doesn't mean we can't feel the love! Let us take a moment to appreciate this shot by @tamarabdul, "Jack and Adrieh share an embrace in Ramallah". Happy Love Day! We'll be back in action tomorrow, Thu, Feb 15. See you soon for year-round workshops, printing, and exhibitions!
Have you taken a peek at our shelves recently? These beauties just arrived, and we can't wait for you to enjoy these photo books! 😍 We stocked up with @dailleux's endearing "Mère et Fils", @sanne_de_wilde's striking "The Island of the Colorblind", @kenhermann's colorful "Flower Men", and much more. Photo books start at AED 40. Visit gulfphotoplus.com/shop to see all of our new photo books! 📷📚
Search for a sense of belonging and experience “Beyond Here is Nothing” by @laura_eltantawy in the GPP gallery until Mar 31. In her latest body of work, Laura brings us into a private world, combining shadows, textures, and sound to form haunting imagery. Visit our Exhibitions page to learn more about "Beyond Here is Nothing"!