Cultural Village Foundation – Katara recently inaugurated the very first exhibition of Qatari photographer Maha Rashid Al-Athba. Titled Angles, the exhibition showcases the most prominent landmarks and modern buildings in Doha. From 300 images, Al-Athba chose the 40 photographs that are now on display in Building 18.
Katara General Manager Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al-Sulaiti who was there to open the exhibition, said he was amazed with the talent and creativity of the Qatari youth.
The Qatari youth never fail to amaze us with their outstanding talents that possess a high sense of creativity. The exhibit is mind-blowing as the artist chose angles that highlight the beauty of various sites and buildings found across Qatar.’
The Katara chief also stressed that the Cultural Village is encouraging all Qatari talents who display creativity in art and literature, and culture. Katara, according to him, symbolises an authentic gateway to the artist’s path as it tend to open new windows to showcase their innovative work while benefiting from each other’s experiences.
I would like to express my utmost appreciation and gratitude to the Youth Hobbies Centre as it spares all its efforts to serve the Qatari youth while correctly addressing their concerns.’
Photographer Maha Al-Athba said she started working on her first personal exhibition November last year.
I took advantage of the winter season. With its perfect ambiance, it enriched the photographs with elegant cozy touches and beauty. I’d like to thank the Youth Hobbies Centre for their continuous cooperation, support, and motivation.’
The Youth Hobbies Centre has been working to develop the talents of Qatari youth. They aim to capture authentic Qatari identity, and record the renaissance phase that Qatar is currently witnessing.
Visit katara.net for more information about the ongoing exhibition.