Expressions of India at The Ara Gallery

© Sue Krimeed

© Sue Krimeed

A new photography exhibition called Expressions of India will open at The Ara Gallery on 7th September 2011. Presented by the Dubai Photo Workshop, the exhibition will feature seven diverse photographers from the Arab world and beyond, who took part in a photographic expedition to India earlier this year.

Ivana Maglione and Gary Schmid, two UAE-based photographers, organized the photography expedition to help promote the concept of travel and street photography and to help help further the photographers’ skills while providing them with a better understanding of India’s culture. 

© Lana VshivkoffExpressions of India is a reflection of each individual photographer’s unique feelings while being fascinated by India and capturing all that the incredible country has to offer.  Indian street life, nature, history, culture and traditions are just a few things that the photographers’ lenses have captured.  The photographers travelled through four of India’s cities – Jaipur, Agra, Varanasi and Delhi - to capture these expressions.

The exhibiting photographers are: 

  • Gary Schmid (Austria)
  • Habeeb Al Aswad (Saudi Arabia)
  • Ivana Maglione (Italy)
  • Lana Vshivkoff (Australia)
  • Nihal Akmal (Egypt)
  • Noel Miller (UK)
  • Sue Krimeed (Lebanon)

The exhibiting artists have also pledged to donate a portion of their proceeds from the photograph sales to Harmony House, a non-profit organization near Delhi, India that is a community center providing education, food, medication, hygiene facilities and social services to women and children living in the slums of Gurgaon.

© Ivana Maglione

© Habeeb Al Aswad

© Noel Miller


Exhibition details

Date and timings: Opening night on 7th September, 7pm-9pm. Exhbition will run till 1st October. 

Locations: The Ara Gallery, Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (location map

Free entry.

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