Mohammed Bin Rashid Library in collaboration with Al Owais Cultural Foundation hosts “UAE Through a Photographer’s Lens” exhibition.
IranArt : The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, in collaboration with the Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Foundation, is currently hosting the “UAE Through a Photographer’s Lens” exhibition by Bahraini Photographer Abdullah Al Khan.
Running from January 9 to 31, the captivating photo exhibition comprises 43 rare pictures capturing daily life and activities in the UAE since 1963, offering a unique perspective through the lens of the veteran photographer.
The exhibition provides a distinctive visual journey into the history of the UAE, with the artist capturing the essence of life, public spaces, intricate details of roads and bridges, while also documenting the activities of sheikhs, rulers, and officials.
A highlight of the exhibition is the 1966 portrait of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, standing out as one of the most prominent images. The portrait later was adopted as the official portrait of the Abu Dhabi Ruler.
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library’s role as the host of this exhibition underscores its commitment and appreciation for its partnership with the Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Foundation. It also reflects its dedication to enriching culture and art though offering a unique window into the UAE’s rich history and authentic heritage.
By hosting this captivating exhibition, the library consolidates its position as a vital centre for learning, discovery, and cultural communication, and as a source of inspiration for visitors of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
The library, through these artistic and cultural events, establishes itself as a bridge connecting the past and the present. These events play a crucial role in fostering a deep understanding of the rich heritage and history of the UAE, exploring its various stages of development, and fortifying its national and historical identity.
The library urges its visitors, particularly culture, art, and history enthusiasts, to enjoy this exceptional and complimentary experience. It encourages them to visit “The UAE Through a Photographer’s Lens” exhibition located in the Library’s Creek Theatre Lobby to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of images showcasing the UAE’s rich history, beauty and its authentic heritage.