11 May 2016
It was indeed three fabulous days of intensive photographic ambiance at Photography LIVE 2016 Exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for all involved in photography, videography and imaging industry.
The Exhibition for the first time showcased The Royal Photographic Society. The RPS was also a Partner of the Show.
The visitors to the show were provided information about The RPS by the Stand Manager Sarah Asif. Leaflets, brochures and complimentary journals sent by The RPS in Bath, UK were distributed at the Stand.
Importantly, the stand highlighted all the benefits for International / overseas members of The RPS and the added benefit of being participative in meetings, field trips and workshops organised by Dubai Chapter of The Royal Photographic Society.
The stand attracted an overwhelming flow of visitors enquiring about The RPS membership and activities of the Dubai Chapter.
Two successful distinction panels; LRPS panel (above) by Clement C and ARPS – Nature panel (below) by Manu Reghurajan were exhibited in The RPS stand.
The two Shutter Bugs Creative Forum panels each comprising of 24 images each (image above); Moments in Nature and People & Portraits represented the work of 33 photographers. Mathew Kurian, Nisha P. and Hermis Haridas gave presentations at Center Stage.
Visitors to the stand included Mona Ghanem Al Marri, Director-General of the Government of Dubai Media Office who inaugurated the show, legendary photographer Ramesh Shukla, Emirati Photographer Mohamed Al Balooshi, ace photographer Pankaj Shah, David Ramos, Ralph Busselot, Christene Tanzola, Royston Peters, Mais Shourbaji, Mohamad Harastani, Rima Kadi, Trini Jacobs, Rizwan Haider Representatives of the Sharjah Art Foundation and Dubai Police Photographers among many others.
The Organizing team comprised of Jeevan Nambiar, Loganathan R., Radhesh Raj, Raj Nair, Bosckie Selarrka, Benoj Abraham, Anzal Nazim, Vineet Naik, Sarah Asif and the two panelists Clement C. and Manu R.
I thank all those who took proactive interest in helping organize The Royal Photographic Society stand and the two Shutter Bugs Creative Forum thematic panels at Center Stage. Both members of the Dubai Chapter of The RPS as well as Shutter Bugs Creative Forum did a commendable job in ensuring that the stand attracted attention and helped spread the information of The Royal Photographic Society in Photography LIVE.
Special thanks to Simon Young, RPS Member, Hon. Member of Shutter Bugs Creative Forum and Photography LIVE Exhibition Manager.
Also our special thanks to Dr. Michael Pritchard, FRPS, Director General, The RPS for his support to Dubai Chapter of The RPS.
Thanks and Good Light to you all,
Mohammed Arfan Asif, ARPS