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Kuwait Photographic Society and NCCAL hold photo exhibit

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KUWAIT CITY, May 23: The Noor 2 photo exhibition lit up the Museum of Modern Art Sunday evening, presenting a wide and distinctive collection of photographs from various artistic photographers from all over the Arab world participating in the exhibition. Organized by the 50 Kuwaiti Society for Photography and hosted by the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters at the Museum of Modern Art, the exhibition showcases more than 170 photographs that vary in style, subject matter and angles.

President of the Kuwait Photographic Society Dr. Suad Al-Hamar with Assistant Secretary-General of the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters, Basem Al-Darwish during the inauguration.

Some of the shots dealt with closeup photography of humans as subjects with distinctive details and colors, and other picturesque landscapes from all over the world, while some photographers showed their passion for capturing in photos the animal world, which requires patience and prior study to take rare pictures of them in their natural habitat. The exhibition, which continues this weekend, was not devoid of aerial photographs using unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) and other artistic ones in their bright colors and those illustrated in black and white, to present a distinguished assortment of young and veteran talents in the art of the modern era photography.

The museum will host three open workshops on the sidelines of the exhibition, the first dealing with studio photography presented by the photographer Walid Al-Othman, followed by an aerial photography workshop (drone) presented by the photographer Ali Younes, and finally a workshop for photographing people’s lives and the street photography presented by the photographer Ahmed Gomaa. In a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on the sidelines of the opening ceremony, the President of the Kuwait Photographic Society Dr. Suad Al-Hamar said that holding such exhibitions would support young talents in the field of photography and refine their practical experiences through direct contact with the public and listening to their opinions, in addition to communicating with photographers and informing them of the latest technologies and equipment used.

Al-Hamar praised the fruitful cooperation with the council and the partnership in the common goal of supporting young talents and encouraging them to continue their craft because of its direct relationship in raising the cultural level in society and inspiring promising future generations to pursue their passion and raise the status of their homeland. For his part, the Assistant Secretary- General of the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters, Basem Al-Darwish, called in a similar statement to KUNA those interested and photography enthusiasts to join the association because of the many moral services it provides, including providing them with experiences, skills and various techniques in the world of photography as well as material through contracts concluded by the association with companies that supply photographic equipment, in addition to allocating special places for members and participation in various training courses and workshops organized by the association.

Al-Darwish said that one of the association’s goals, through holding joint exhibitions, is to present visual culture to the public and photographers themselves, in addition to supporting scientific culture in the field through workshops that always accompany exhibitions organized by the association periodically., (KUNA)

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