Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 June 2019

New photography hub to open in Abu Dhabi

TCA has announced it will open a creative space for photographers at Manarat Al Saadiyat later this year

The new photography hub will house world-class facilities. Courtesy TCA Abu Dhabi
The new photography hub will house world-class facilities. Courtesy TCA Abu Dhabi

Photography lovers will be excited by the latest initiative announced by the Abu Dhabi tourism authority.

TCA Abu Dhabi is in the process of setting up a fully-equipped photography hub in the capital with a series of programmes planned to help capture the cultural landscape of the emirate.

The creative hub is to be based at Manarat Al Saadiyat in Saadiyat Island's Cultural District, where it will offer professionals and artists a space where they can improve their skills and learn the latest approaches to the medium.


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HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, Director General, TCA Abu Dhabi, said that "through this initiative we strive to introduce the new generation to the art of photography".

"Aimed at encouraging the arts in the emirate, this initiative signifies our overarching commitment to enhancing the art scene in Abu Dhabi, and ensuring the development of a balanced cultural environment that will allow promising local talent to progressively and naturally flourish,” he says,

Set to open later this year, the space at Manarat Al Saadiyat will house world-class facilities, such as an Alternative Processes Darkroom, a library, and production equipment that will qualify for holding workshops and master classes conducted by professional photographers.

Updated: August 20, 2017 07:05 PM