'Collective Visions' - a photoexhibition by Members of The RPS - Dubai Chapter and Shutter Bugs Creative Forum

07 November 2017

Chapter: Dubai

'Collective Visions' was opened by Mr. Yasser Al Gergawi, Director of  Cultural Events, Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development, UAE. 

The Guests of Honors for the Event includes Mr. Ramesh Shukla, Royal Photographer of UAE and Dr. Mohammed Ali Reza Khan, Principal Wildlife Specialist, Dubai Safari and Dubai Municipality.

The Special Guests (above) of the evning with the Chapter Organiser.

The exhibition was held at the Cube, iCentral Park Towers, a modern impressive commercial office tower in DIFC. 

The Exhibitors (above)

The exhibition curated by Mohammed Arfan Asif, ARPS, Chapter Organiser showcased a collection of 80 images by 33 exhibitors. 

Mr. Ramesh Shukla, admiring the works on display.

The exhibits had a variety of subjects that includes different styles in portraiture, nature, architecture, food, conceptual, macro, wild life, landscapes, travel and street.

Vinaya Mohan, (above) presenting his 'nature photographs in monochrome' to the Special Guests of the evening.

Mukund Kumar Dass (above)

Christina Fernandes, ARPS (above)

Colin Beaton (above)

Biju Varghese, LRPS (above)

Daniel Simon (above)

Shibu Mathew, LRPS (above)

Syed Irtaza Kazmi (above) presenting his fascination for pictorial monochrome portraiture.

Juan Pablo Ramirez (above)

Zahoor uddin Khan & Ahmed (above)

The Exhibitors: Saji K. Jose and Sumesh J. Makhija (above) 

The Exhibitors: Syed Irtaza Kazmi and Shivaum Punjabi (below)

Central Park Towers (CPT) conducted a Facebook photo contest with all the 80 images. There were prizes for the most voted photograph and prizes for viewers. Ajita Nayar's photo of Sheikh Zayed Mosque received the highest likes! Susan Mikloska, Director - Marketing, CPT, DIFC presenting the prize to Ajita Nayar (above) and Ishreyas Indurkar, the Viewer prize (below).

The RPS thanks Central Park Towers for their kind support for the Exhibition.

Susan Mikloska representing CPT receiving the memento from the Chapter Organiser (below).

BPG cohn&wolfe ensured the event had wide publicity. Many thanks to Tamara Salman and Paul Williams from BPG for their efforts.

A few of the publications fromt he Arabic media as well as the popular English dailies that carried the news!

Finally thanks to the Organizing team comprising many Shutterbugs for their efforts to make this event a very successful and memorable one.

Special commendations to Jeevan Nambiar and Bosckie Selarka for their coordination; to Syed Irtaza Kazmi for videography; and to Ravindran Sathish and Saji K Jose for photographing the event.  

Wishing you all Good Light,

Mohammed Arfan Asif, ARPS

Chapter Organiser