An award winning Saudi photographer who participated in competitions with renowned international photographers has documented Bedouin life in Sudan.
Faris Tairan, a member at the International Federation of Photographic Art, told Al Arabiya that he loved photography since he was a child as he used to document school trips and celebrations.
“A few years ago, I bought a professional camera and my journey began then I won an award while on a trip with a group of photographers to Sudan in the program ‘Sudan through Saudi eyes’ which snapped photos of nomadic Bedouins in Kadugli. The program also (educated) about Sudanese areas where life is simple and where there are various cultures,” Faris said.
Faris loves taking photos of nature in Saudi Arabia and depicting human life and has a massive archive of photos especially from Muhayil.
“My ambitions know no limits. I (aim) to be more professional via continuous training so I resume my journey after learning from photographers Nasser al-Rabeei, Salah al-Gharyar and Abdullah Mashbab,” he said.
Faris added that the winners of the Bi-Continental Photo Circuit, in which he won the silver medal, will be honored in the UAE.
Faris has participated in several international exhibitions in the US, Greece and Britain, and he is also a member of Assir’s and Tihama’s photography clubs. He ranked first in a competition pertaining to Assir’s heritage organized by the General Sport Authority and held in 2017, and he ranked third in the Colors of Saudi competition in 2017. One of his photos was chosen by Huawei to be used as a screensaver.