x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

The spirit of the Holy Month captured in photography

The Emirates Photography Society has an exhibition of more than 80 unique images that aims to reveal the spirit of Ramadan.

An exclusive Ramadan-themed photography exhibition featuring more than 80 unique pieces by 30 Emirati photographers is being hosted at Deira City Centre, in continuance of the mall's Love Art initiative.

In collaboration with the Sharjah-based Emirates Photography Society, a non-profit group of amateur and professional Emirati photographers, the exhibition, which will continue to run until the last day of Ramadan, is located at the Bridge Gallery, a dedicated arts space nestled in the Metro Link.

Each image conveys a key message associated with the Holy Month, with the themes of giving, community, generosity and embracing family and friends dominant in the art work.

The aim, say the organisers, is to inspire visitors and to help spread the spirit of Ramadan and what it represents.

The Love Art campaign itself is a platform that promotes local and regional talents within the arts scene by offering free space in key mall locations for gallery exhibitions.

The collaboration with the Emirates Photography Society supports creative beginners, hobbyists and professional photographers by connecting them directly with the public, thus offering an insight into Emirati culture and heritage though artistic imagery.

It is mainly through the support of bodies such as the Ministry of Social Affairs that the Emirates Photography Society is able to commit to such projects that develop and nurture art among the community, with platforms such as Love Art.

The photographic collection will also complement Deira City Centre's Make a Difference this Ramadan charity initiative, which encourages shoppers to donate household items to local charities and the underprivileged. If you are doing a spot of shopping in Deira City Centre, it's worth checking it out.

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