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Manarat Al Saadiyat to highlight aerial photography in exhibition


Peter Jay's photography of Dubai.

Manarat Al Saadiyat, part of the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, has announced its first exhibition of 2019 with the “ABOVE: Aerial Photography Exhibition.” Organised by the Photography Studio, this exhibition will showcase imagery taken from drones and aircraft, and will feature artists from the UAE, the Middle East and the United States.

The ABOVE: Aerial Photography Exhibition, which will be open from 10 June to 26 August 2019, will feature prominent local, regional and international artists and photographers, including Martin Sanchez, Dr Ahmad Al Rais, Bachir Moukarzel, Peter Jay and Huda Bin Redha.

Work from Noura Al Neyadi, Khalid Al Hammadi, Khalid Al Sabt, Liam Clayton, Beno Saradzic, Altamash Javed, Khalil Al-Zadjali and Majed Al Khatheeri will also be shown.

In addition to offering stunning photographs, the exhibition will be accompanied by a public programme which includes an immersive workshop, talks and a panel discussion.

The workshop will see internationally renowned photographer Sanchez taking participants deep into the different aspects of aerial photography. Photographers and drone enthusiasts can also enjoy sessions featuring local artists and representatives of the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), discussing how the market for aerial photography has grown immensely over the past few years and how to navigate the art within current aviation laws.

Participants will learn more about the safety regulations of flying drones in locations in the capital and elsewhere, in accordance with the laws of Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE.

"We are very much looking forward to the opening of the Photography Studio’s first exhibition of the year,” said Alia Khalid Al Qassimi, Head of Manarat Al Saadiyat.

"This event allows drone enthusiasts and photography communities, as well as the general public, to come together to appreciate the art of aerial photography.

This carefully curated selection of breathtaking photographs and videos taken from the UAE and abroad celebrates the creative expressions of this niche form of photography. The programme of talks and workshops will also offer opportunities for visitors to network and meet the people and artists behind these captivating images.”

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