I was delighted to be invited to exhibit these 2 images at the Collective Visions 2 exhibition, held at Central Park Towers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The exhibition showcased the work of several photographers, and was organized by Mr. Mohammed Arfan Asif, leader of the Dubai Chapter of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS). The exhibition ran from 23rd October to 3rd November 2018.
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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: This image is a detal shot of a section of a minaret and roof area of one corner of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (SZGM), Abu Dhabi, UAE. The mosque is a major tourist attraction, visited by millions of people each year, the majority of whom will take photographs. It is difficult therefore, for a photographer to create unique images, but this image shows that it is possible.
The mosque is an outstanding example of Islamic architecture, and I have included more images in my SZGM gallery.
The old Dubai Police housing complex had been vacated, and was about to be demolished in preparation for redevelopment of the land. The picket fence stood out as an opportunity to give a nod to Paul Strand’s famous image “The White Fence – Port Kent – 1916.
Picket Fence is one of a series of images which I took to document the old housing complex, and it’s relationship to Dubai’s more modern architecture. A sample from the series is available in this gallery.
The members of the police that I spoke to while taking the photographs were all sad to be leaving their old homes. One young officer told me that 4 generations of his family had lived there in the same house, with the men all serving as police officers. Photographs are now an important reminder of where he was born, brought up, and started his own career in law enforcement.