“Conversations through Centuries”

“Conversations through Centuries”

A Solo Photography Exhibition by internationally acclaimed photojournalist Mobeen Ansari comes to the UAE

The Embassy of Pakistan in collaboration with Poetic Strokes and W2W events bring Mobeen Ansari’s Solo Exhibition to Abu Dhabi. As part of his UAE Tour, Mobeen would be displaying his selected works in a one day Solo show in Abu Dhabi on Monday 30th September at Etihad Modern Art Gallery Abu Dhabi

Etihad Modern Art Gallery will be opening its doors on 30th of September to the much-awaited Solo Photography exhibition by renowned photojournalist Mobeen Ansari; “Conversations through Centuries” is a compilation of images reflecting, Mobeen’s passion for capturing undiscovered landscapes, historic architecture, intricate religious festivities, ethnic diversity and multidimensional human expressions. The solo exhibition will be inaugurated at 6:00pm on Monday the 30th of September by His Excellency, Mr. Ghulam Dastgir, the Ambassador of Pakistan to the UAE.

Mobeen’s UAE tour started with his solo show in Dubai on the 17th of September which was very well received and praised. Even though, it’s the first time Mobeen’s works is being showcased in the UAE; he is no stranger to the world stage, his works have been exhibited in Canada, China, Italy, India, Iraq, Pakistan, Qatar, United States and UK. Along with a global fan following, the celebrated photojournalist has been endorsed by Imran Khan the current Prime Minister of Pakistan for his book “White in the Flag” which has captured festivities and lifestyles of religious minorities residing in Pakistan; in an effort to educate tolerance and celebrate diversity. Mobeen will be signing this book on the exhibition night in Abu Dhabi.

Mobeen Ansari explains the background about this exhibition, “As a photographer in Pakistan, what gives me immense joy, is to travel across the country, to far flung places and every nook and cranny, and take photos of the diverse cultures, landscapes and history- and bring them to the world. Pakistan for me is like a country of many countries, and in my 17 years as a photographer I have captured diversity of the land; which has a history and histories dating back centuries. Many conversations took place across the Himalayas, deserts, forest and places of worship for all of Pakistan’s existence, and beyond. This experience for me was also like travelling back in time, and attempting to bring back some of the folklore to life; hence the title – Conversations Through Centuries”.

Mobeen Ansari is a multifaceted Artist, from being an acclaimed Photojournalist, to a thriving Author and an award winning Filmmaker; this one-man wonder is also a remarkable speaker who often shares his own story of perseverance to inspire millions. He is also currently participating at Xposure Photographic Festival as part of his UAE tour.

Exhibition Details:

Dubai
Title: “Conversations through Centuries”
Genre: Solo Photography Exhibition
Opening Date: 17th September 2019 (Tuesday)
Opening Night Timing: 7pm till 10pm
Exhibition Dates: 17th till 28th of September 2019
Gallery Timings: 10am till 7:00pm
Venue: Studio Seven Gallery, Oxford Tower, 804, Business Bay, Dubai, UAE

Sharjah
Title: “The Land We Came”
Genre: Xposure – International Photography Exhibition Festival
Exhibition Dates: 19th till 22nd of September 2019
Venue: Expo Centre, Sharjah, UAE

Abu Dhabi
Title: “Conversations through Centuries”
Genre: Solo Photography Exhibition
Exhibition Date: 30th September 2019
Exhibition Night Timing: 6pm till 10pm
Gallery Timings: 10am till 7:00pm
Venue: Etihad Modern Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi

About Mobeen Ansari:

Mobeen Ansari is a photographer, filmmaker, artist & trekker based in Islamabad, Pakistan. After attaining his BFA degree from National College of Arts, he started working in the field, telling stories of Pakistan & its people, promoting a positive & poetic image of his country through his photos & movies.

Mobeen has published two photography books. His first one, ‘Dharkan: The Heartbeat of a Nation’, features portraits of iconic people of Pakistan from all walks of life. His second book, called ‘White in the Flag’ is based on lives & festivities of religious minorities of Pakistan.

His two films include ‘Hellhole”, which is a black and white short film, based on the life of a sanitation worker, and ‘Lady of the Emerald Scarf based on the life of Aziza, a carpet maker in Hunza.

Mobeen’s Ted Talks:
2014 (TEDxKarachi) https://vimeo.com/108273662
2017 (TEDxKinnaird) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXF46zUBafE

Mobeen has been part of numerous campaigns and non-profit projects; for the past two years he has actively captured the efforts of heroic health workers to support the polio eradication campaign in Pakistan.

Insta: @mobeenansariphoto
Flickr: www.flickr.com/mobeenansari
FB: www.facebook.com/mobeenart

Event Teaser: https://youtu.be/hXn_8EKv-3M

Event is organized by:
Poetic Strokes and w2w Events & PR

Event is supported by:
Studio Seven Gallery
Selfie TV
KC Productions
PT Explorers

For more press information, please contact: Ayesha Imtiaz , Poetic Strokes
Email: ayesha.imtiazn@gmail.com +97150 – 4216601

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