Over 22,000 visit WISE photo exhibition

December 10, 2012 - 4:00:51 am

Renowned photographer Reza explaining his works at the Sheraton Park where the WISE photo exhibition was opened on November 7.

DOHA: The HOPE Exhibition, which was recently opened to great acclaim in Doha and will soon be coming to an end, has attracted over 22,000 people. 

Launched in November by Dr Abdulla bin Ali Al Thani, Chairman of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), and Reza, renowned world photographer, the exhibition has attracted 22,000 people thus far to the Corniche on the Sheraton Park. The exhibition, showcasing 80 of Reza’s photographs from around the world, has been extended until December 18. 

Hosted by WISE, the exhibition aims to reach audiences through art and its accompanying educational programme. Featuring Reza, the programme was created by the photojournalist and academic and professional institutions here in Doha. 

This week, Reza will be hosting additional activities to continue the educational programme accompanying the exhibition. In partnership with the Qatar Photographic Society (QPS), today from 7pm and 9pm, Reza will be at the QPS near Arabia Sport Club to review the portfolios of amateur and student photographers. 

The focus of the workshop will be on the photographer’s responsibility in facing his subject and shooting methodology. Also on December 10, in coordination with the Institute Français, there will be a guided tour of the HOPE exhibition by Reza and an unveiling of the book ‘Algeria,’ a collaborative work by Algerian author and distinguished photographer, Yasmina Khadra.

In addition the Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar will be presenting tomorrow the ‘Power of Images,’ a lecture and debate with Reza, which is open to the public.

The Peninsula