October 28 - December 19, 2017
Wild Moments: Through the Lens of Kuwaiti Photographers
MAYTHAM AL MISRI / MOHAMMED ALKANDARI / MAJED AL ZAABI / MOHAMMED KHORSHED
In the first of a photography exhibition series hosted by CAP, the work of Kuwaiti photographers’ is brought together to celebrate Mother Nature and the mesmerizing creatures of her animal kingdom.
In Wild Moments, we are taken from African savannahs, through the Kuwait marshlands and to the Hungarian wilderness, all the while following protagonists such as the dignified lion, the mischievous fox and the all-knowing owl.
This exhibition’s four photographers: Maytham Al Misri, Mohammed Khorshed, Mohammed AlKandari and Majed Al Zaabi, have collected an arsenal of awards and international recognition; from world-renowned competitions and organizations such as: National Geographic, the Al-Thani International Photography Contest, the American Photography Federation, the Hamdan Bin Rashed Contest, the Maria Luisa Contest in Spain and the Austria Photography Contest.
The photographs featured in Wild Moments have been selected thanks to their stunning technical quality, inspiring subjects and artistic direction. Each of the photographs elevates its animal subject either by abstracting its form or by highlighting its personality.
Majed Al Zaabi and Mohammed Khorshed employ the former technique, whereby the design of each animal is framed to a beautiful tee.The stripes of the zebra are taken to a new dimension, appearing as an organic geometric pattern in nature. The bird and the fox too, are brought into a new light when photographed against white snow – the piercing shape of the eyes, the elegant pointedness of the beak – standing out with clear grace.
Maytham Al Misri and Mohammed AlKandari present their animal subjects with an astute eye for their quirkiness and individuality. In each bird photograph we are struck by a suspended moment in time –the flick of water captured mid-air as a fish is caught, the entrancing array of feathers when a bird displays its plumage – each frame provides a fresh, unexpected image to its viewer. The wild cats also displayed in the Wild Moments series are presented in such a way that their facial expressions are almost human, communicating a proud, stoic existence in a changing world.