The multifaceted Photojournalist, Film Maker & Author, Mobeen Ansari to exhibit all across the UAE

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Dubai is set to welcome the renowned Photojournalist, Mobeen Ansari for his first Solo exhibition in the region, the show titled “Conversations through Centuries” will be displaying an exclusive collection of his remarkable photographs; on opening night, guests will get treated to a special book signing of his book “White in the Flag” – which is an intricate photographic documentation of the various of ethnic & religious communities living in Pakistan and true celebration of diversity. The show will open on 17th of September at Studio Seven Art Gallery in Business Bay from 7:00pm onwards and will be graced by the Consul General of Pakistan, Ahmed Amjad Ali as the Chief Guest on the opening night; the Dubai exhibition will run till the 28th of September.

In the emirate of Sharjah, Mobeen will be showcasing at Xposure, the international photography exhibition festival taking place from 19th till 22nd of September, here his exhibition is titled, “The Land We Came”, along with an exhibition of his photographs, there will be an opportunity for everyone to hear him speak about his passion for Photojournalism and his films ‘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 will be screened during the 4 day festival.

He will be concluding his UAE tour with a two day exhibition at the capital, Abu Dhabi, hosted at Etihad Modern Art Gallery, the show is titled “Conversations through Centuries” starting on 30th of September till 1st of October; on opening night there will also be a book signing of his book “White in the Flag”.

This month marks two years since my book White in the Flag was launched in Pakistan. Photographing and documenting was a journey that took seven years to compile in form of a book; I have been able to see, capture and evolve by interacting with the different communities (I prefer not to call them minorities), I have learnt more about my country and religion from these instances than I have from any other experiences. The fact that I have an opportunity to present this book in UAE on the Year of Tolerance is incredible as it gives me the chance to acknowledge religious communities and celebrate cultural diversity with the global village that is Dubai” says Mobeen Ansari

Mobeen Ansari is a multitalented Artist, from being a celebrated Photojournalist, to a thriving Author and an award winning Filmmaker; this one-man wonder is also a extraordinary speaker who often shares his own story of perseverance to inspire millions.

Even though, these exhibitions will be a first showcase of Mobeen’s work 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.

Dubai will be the starting point of Mobeen’s series of exhibitions and seminars in the region, followed by Xposure in Sharjah and concluding the solo exhibition at Eithad Modern Art Gallery in Abu Dhabi during his UAE tour in September 2019. All of the events are free to enter and open to the public.

Exhibition Details:

Dubai

Title: “Conversations through Centuries”

Genre: Solo Photography Exhibition

Opening Date: 17th September 2019

Opening Night Timing: 7pm till 10pm (Exhibition & Book Signing of “White in the Flag”)

Exhibition Dates: 17th till 28th of September 2019

Gallery Timings: 10am till 7:00pm

Venue: Studio Seven Gallery, Oxford Tower, 804, Business Bay, Dubai

Sharjah

Title: “The Land We Came”

Genre: Xposure – International Photography Exhibition Festival

Exhibition Dates: 19th till 22nd of September 2019 (Exhibition, Seminar, Film Screenings & Book Signing of “White in the Flag”)

Venue: Expo Centre, Sharjah

Abu Dhabi

Title: “Conversations through Centuries”

Genre: Solo Photography Exhibition

Opening Date: 30th September 2019

Opening Night Timing: 7pm till 10pm (Exhibition & Book Signing of “White in the Flag”)

Exhibition Dates: 30th September till 1st October 2019

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:  http://www.flickr.com/mobeenansari

FB:  http://www.facebook.com/mobeenart

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

Event is organized by:

w2w Events & PR & Poetic Strokes

Event is supported by:

Studio Seven Gallery

Selfie TV

KC Productions

PT Explorers

 

For more press information, please contact: Zareen Khan – W2W events & pr – Email: zareen@w2wevents.com+97152 – 765 55255

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