Transformative. That is the word commonly uttered when discussing monumental events unfolding in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2017.
“I believe that electronic media is a powerful tool, which serves humanity and collective awareness,” says Abrar Abulfaraj, a graduate student studying electronic media in Washington D.C. Her website aims to raise awareness about autoimmune disease. (Credit: Abrar Abulfaraj)
Sentiment of public sphere
Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and Masayoshi Son, SoftBank Group Corp. Chairman and CEO attend the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh. (Credit: Faisal Al-Nasser/Reuters)
What an incredible night in Jeddah! There can only be one first time and tonight we witnessed and experienced a lot of firsts for KSA! It was beautiful to see! The people stole our hearts with their outpouring of love, enthusiasm, passion and acceptance… Yanni pic.twitter.com/LN3HRL7s6I— Yanni (@Yanni) November 30, 2017
Comic Con made its Riyadh debut from November 23 to 25 (Credit: Center for International Communication, Saudi Arabia)
Exporting the art scene
Desert to Delta, a festival of Saudi contemporary art held at the Art Museum of University of Memphis (Credit: Edge of Arabia)