Katara to Kick Off First Photography Festival

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Peninsula -- The Cultural Village Foundation - Katara will inaugurate its first ever Katara Photography Festival this year, while visually connecting the beauty of art and people under one roof. The advent of the festival will help ameliorate community living through the lens of art.


The festival will be a first-of-its-kind celebration of art reflecting Katara’s aim to amalgamate well-known artists as well as amateurs in the field of photography. The fortnight long festival will showcase professional photographers and their work through exhibitions, where Qatar residents will also get an opportunity to meet the experts and know them better.


To help further strengthen the country’s aspiration to embrace diversity, the photographers will represent different nationalities. Additionally, the festival will also host variegated workshops that will be conducted by the chosen professionals to talk about different aspects of this art form.


HE Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, Katara General Manager, commented on the upcoming festival stating: “It is a great time for Katara to host a photography event that will help reassure and instill a sense of belonging and community among the residents of Qatar.”  With this festival, Katara further affirms its support towards the human development pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030, by bringing together all communities to celebrate the most beautiful aspect of life – Art.


The Cultural Village Foundation is an exceptional project of hope for human interaction through art and cultural exchange – a project made possible thanks to the inspired vision, solid faith and wise leadership of the Father Emir HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Keeping pace with the emerging global culture that emphasizes the importance of diversity in human development.