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One of the iconic photos of world-renowned photographer Anne Geddes.
DOHA: As part of an initiative by Qatar Museums Authority (QMA), Chairperson of QMA H E Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani, in collaboration with the Hamad Women’s Hospital, commissioned world-renowned photographer Anne Geddes to undertake a photography project in Doha.
H E Sheikha Al Mayassa visited the studio where Geddes along with her team was working on producing a series of 12 images portraying local athletes with newborn babies and young children.
Featuring past and current athletes and children of various ages, this project aims to demonstrate that a healthy lifestyle, beginning in childhood by taking part in sports and general exercise, can effectively reduce the incidence of Diabetes 2 within the Qatar population.
The series of photographs produced by Geddes will be used in future exhibitions, social media, catalogues, and publications.
“We are delighted to be working with the world-renowned photographer Anne Geddes on this important project that was the initiative of H E Sheikha Al Mayassa,” said Jean Paul Engelen, Director of Public Art at QMA.
“Anne’s photographs are admired by millions around the world. These photographs remind us of the miracle of life and the strong bond between parents and their children and the families bonds. Like the athletes each new born has the chance to become an inspiration for the next generation. This project can be followed on the QMA and Anne Geddes Facebook pages."
Born in 1956, Anne Geddes is an Australian-born photographer, clothing designer and businesswoman.
One of the world’s most respected photographers, she creates images that are iconic, award winning, internationally acclaimed, and beloved.