Katara gets ready for  ق€˜Photography Festivalق€™

Katara – the Cultural Village is gearing up to host the first edition of

“Katara Photography Festival” from October 19 to 30. A range of

workshops and an online competition are part of the event.

Katara general manager Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim al-Sulaiti said that the

objective is to establish and enhance mutual co-operation between

amateur and professional photographers.

The Festival will witness a display of art pieces in the presence of the

world’s leading photographers who are scheduled to share their

experiences and knowledge with the audience, according to al-Sulaiti.

The Festival had its online debut earlier this month where amateur and

professional photographers have been invited to submit their entries

based on a given theme. Deadline is October 20. The online competition

requires participants to submit pictures (taken without filters)

captured with their smartphones.

The images need to reflect Qatar’s local culture and atmosphere through

‘Street Photography’, while being based on the theme ‘Excitement’. A

committee will choose 20 pictures as the winning entries, which will be

displayed at one of the galleries and will be open for sale.

The proceeds from the sale will be donated to charity while the top

three winners will also receive cash prizes of varying amounts.

The exhibition will host five renowned photographers from Qatar,

Germany, France, Lebanon, and the Philippines. They will conduct

workshops during the weekend on a variety of topics and share their

knowledge with photography enthusiasts. The first edition of the

Festival is set to be a one-of-a-kind event, and a memorable one for

visitors and residents of Doha, according to Katara.

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