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KUWAIT CITY, May 23: The Noor 2 Photo Exhibition lit up the Museum of Modern Art on Sunday evening, showcasing a wide and distinctive collection of photographs by various artistic photographers from across the Arab world participating in the exhibition. Organized by the 50 Kuwait Society for Photography and hosted by the National Council of Culture, Arts and Letters at the Museum of Modern Art, the exhibition features more than 170 photographs varying in style, subject matter and angles.
Some of the shots dealt with close-up photography of humans as subjects with distinctive detail and color, and other scenic landscapes around the world, while some photographers showed their passion for capturing the animal world in photos. , which requires patience and prior study to take rare photos 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 an assortment distinguished young and veteran talents in the art of modern-day photography.
The museum will host three open workshops on the sidelines of the exhibition, the first dealing with studio photography presented by photographer Walid Al-Othman, followed by an aerial photography workshop (drone) presented by photographer Ali Younes, and finally a workshop for photographing people’s lives and street photography presented by photographer Ahmed Gomaa. In a statement to the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on the sidelines of the opening ceremony, the President of the Kuwait Photographic Society, Dr. Suad Al-Hamar, said holding such exhibitions would support young people 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 with the common goal of supporting young talents and encouraging them to pursue their craft due to its direct relationship to raise the cultural level of society and inspire generations. promising future women to pursue their passion and elevate the status of their homeland. For his part, the Deputy Secretary General of the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters, Basem Al-Darwish, called in a similar statement to KUNA for those interested and passionate about photography to join the association due to the many moral services it provides, including the provision of various experiences, skills and techniques in the world of photography as well as equipment through contracts concluded by the association with companies that provide equipment photography, in addition to assigning special places to members and participating in various training courses and workshops organized by the association.
Al-Darwish said that one of the objectives of the association, through the holding of joint exhibitions, is to present visual culture to the public and to the photographers themselves, in addition to supporting scientific culture in the field. through workshops that always accompany the exhibitions organized periodically by the association., (KUNA)