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The affectionate Hajj image that warmed the hearts of millions

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

A Saudi photographer did not imagine how popular one of his images would get when he took an eagle-eye snap in Makkah, near the Holy Kaaba. The image, captured spontaneously by Raeid Allehyani, shows a woman standing by her husband as he prays, casting a shadow over him to protect him from the sun. It was taken on the Day of Arafat during this year’s Hajj season, which came to an end earlier this week. PHOTO GALLERY: Best moments of Hajj 2017 Allehyani says he was watching the scene from ...

Meet the award-winning Saudi filmmaker Reem al-Bayyat

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

“Art is my entire universe,” says pink-haired Saudi film director, Reem al-Bayyat. Reem was recently named Best Director at the Madrid film festival for her film Wake Me Up in the Short Foreign Language Film category. The 35-year-old director, filmmaker and photographer’s portfolio includes Doll (2010) and Shadows (2008), which have been screened at international film festivals in Muscat, Mumbai, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Paris. Al-Bayyat spoke to Al Arabiya English giving insights ...

‘Hurban Vortex’: Visual essay on mankind, urban space

Sunday, 2 July 2017

An exhibition titled ‘Hurban Vortex’ by acclaimed French photographer Boris Wilensky recently opened at La Galerie, Alliance Francaise in Dubai, in partnership with OKARYS Art Leads. The ‘Hurban Vortex’ project won the 2016 Paris Artistes professional jury’s award. Before the Dubai show, the work was exhibited at Cannes for six months, and during the recent Cannes international film festival, it received much appreciation. Wilensky is from Nantes and studied ...

AFP photographer says his new technique on Mosul conflict sees higher demand

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

An Iraqi photographer for Agence France-Presse told Al Arabiya News Channel in an interview aired Monday that his new technique in using “light” and “shadow” to show the subtle suffering of people in Mosul saw a higher demand than the conventional explicit scenes of conflict. Karim Sahib said he wanted to hide the obvious “desperation” by using light and shadows to bring expression of “suffering” in a far more symbolic way. “I wanted to ...

This is how far a photographer went to take a photo of Abbas at the Vatican

Sunday, 15 January 2017

The photo, taken by the Associated Press, shows the photographer standing on a window ledge

‘I composed myself enough to film the Russian ambassador’s killing’

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

“Guests ran for cover, hiding behind columns and under tables. I composed myself enough to shoot pictures.”

Eight things nobody tells you about your wedding photos

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Wedding photos are simply irreplaceable. They carry memories of the couple’s special day with them forever

Picture perfect: Top 4 photography-friendly beauty products

Saturday, 27 February 2016

You should avoid products that contain SPF if you are taking photos, especially with a flash

Photographer shows life after rape in India

Monday, 18 January 2016

Indian photographer said the idea to make portraits of women and girls who were raped was part of the frustration on the way the media reported the crime

Paris exhibition woos visitors with ‘authentic’ photography

Friday, 13 November 2015

Photoquai showcases 40 emerging photographers with global perspectives on the challenges facing everyday people

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