Together with @fujifilmme and @kevinmullinsphotography, we strolled through the streets of Satwa for a photo walk! 📸 Kevin shared his street photography tips and tricks, explored Old Dubai, and how he handles his gear when he’s shooting in the streets. Enjoy more of GPP Photo Week 2018 programming until Feb 12. Learn more via the link in our bio!
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.
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.
If you're searching for regional photography, the perfect place to start is with our Editions, a curated collection of fine art prints centered around the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa! Check out our featured series in the GPP gallery, "The Wandering Veil" by @localeila and "Visual Narratives" by @aishajemila. Browse our full collection on the GPP website at gulfphotoplus.com/editions 🖼 Prints start at AED1,357 (including VAT).
Whatever the occasion, give the photographer in your life a treat with a customizable GPP Gift Card! 🎁🎞📚 GPP Gift Card can be redeemed against workshops, printing, film, photo books, and more. You can visit us in-store for a physical copy or purchase it online via our website gulfphotoplus.com 📸
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"!
We had a wonderful six days filled with photography at #GPP2018! From workshops to exhibitions, and SONY PhotoFriday to our Spotlight Program, we had a blast exploring the world of photography with you. If you joined us this year, make sure to share your photos and tag #GPP2018 so we can give you some love!