The Cultural Village Foundation-Katara recently inaugurated a first-of-its-kind exhibition of works by 32 Filipino photographers, showcasing images of Qatar’s famous landmarks such as Souq Waqif, Katara, the Pearl, Fuwarit beach and Abdul Wahhab Mosque. 

Titled ‘Qatar Through Filipinos’ Lenses’, the exhibition of over 40 images, captured the spirit of this vibrant city at different times of the day and across the seasons.

Katara’s General Manager Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al-Sulaiti and Human Resources Manager Saif Al-Dosari inaugurated the event, in the presence of the Ambassador of the Philippines to the State of Qatar, HE Alan L Timbayan. Photography enthusiasts, members of the diplomatic missions, participating artists, and media personnel were also there during the opening.

The exhibition is symbolic of Qatar’s diverse art scene and presents a glimpse of the Qatari culture as seen through the eyes of a foreign national who lives and calls Qatar their home. Speaking about the exhibition on behalf of the Dr Al-Sulaiti,  Saif Al-Dosari said the exhibition reflects the ambitions of the residents, living as one community regardless of culture or nationality.

Stemming from Katara’s keenness to build communication bridges that connects people from all walks of life, we tend to see a wide range of exhibitions and events that showcase various cultures. In addition, we are fully aware that culture with all its branches comes in as a common language that transcends bonds with different countries, and increases the rapprochement between all nations regardless of their history or their geographical features.’

The Ambassador of the Philippines to Doha, HE Alan L Timbayan expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the Cultural Village Foundation-Katara for its unceasing efforts to set up various events aimed at promoting cultural activities and offering both local and foreign artists an excellent platform to display their works to the public.

The Qatar Through Filipinos’ Lenses exhibition is open to the public until 27 August.

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