Slidefest is back with its third edition on 3rd November. The second edition that happened in May had a fantastic turnout and great feedback, so I'm looking to seeing what the third edition has in store.
If you are new to Slidefest, it's an event oraganised by Gulf Photo Plus where photographers present their personal projects in a variety of genres that can range from documentary projects to fine art, still-life and landscape images. The event also aims to bring photographers (amateurs and pros) and people from the photography community together where people can network, connect, and share stories.
Date: Wednesday, 3rd November at 7pm
Location: Knowledge Village Auditorium, Dubai (location map)
Here's the line up for Slidefest III:
Ammar Al Attar
Ammar is an avid Emirati street and documentary photographer based in Sharjah. He will be sharing a series of images taken in and around the streets of Dubai and Sharjah. Ammar shoots with a Leica M6 film camera and will also be giving an insight on the process of shooting and developing film in the Emirates.
Amy Leang is an American photojournalist currently working for The National. Amy will be presenting images from the Guru Hanuman Akhara Wrestling School which is a wonderful series of images of young wrestlers practicing the art of Kushti in India.
Aysha is a program production manager at Dubai Media Inc. and when she is not producing programs, she is an avid photographer and she will be presenting a series of images that highlight the beauty of the ocean.
Carol, a New York based photographer and instructor will be sharing a series of environmental portraits that she has been pursuing where she photographs people in their homes and workplaces because she's fascinated by the challenge of walking into a person’s space and making a portrait that expresses not what she presupposes but what she ends up discovering.
Clint McLean, also from The National is sometimes photographer, sometimes photo editor and sometimes photography instructor and he will be presenting Saltworks where Clint examines the duality of salt in its humble everyday use with that of its visually compelling natural state.
Martin Prihoda, a successful editorial and commercial photographer originally from Canada has been based in Mumbai since last year and has been doing some great personal and commercial work in India. It is his personal work that he will be sharing in particular two stories; one is a series of portraits of yoga and yogis in and around Rishikesh and Haridwar in Northern India.
Wouter is a professional photographer based in Dubai specializing in sports, outdoor and adventure photography. He will be showcasing work from his Project Endurance series which is a compilation of images from some of the toughest adventure races on the planet and will also share video clips from the documentary.
One more photographer has been added to the line up:
Nasra Edde, she will present a stop motion photography project of portraits of women over the age of 40.