Doha March 15 – At the initiative of HE the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Qatar Museums Authority Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani, Qatar Museums Authority, in collaboration with Hamad Women’s Hospital commissioned international photographer Anne Geddes to carry out a photography project in Doha.
A press release issued by the Qatar Museums Authority today said HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani, visited the studio where photographer Geddes and her team work to complete a set of 12 pictures of local athletes, children and newborns.
The press release explained that the project aims to emphasize that a healthy lifestyle from childhood through sport and exercise can contribute effectively to reducing the population’s contracting rate of Qatar diabetes type II and through taking pictures for current and former athletes with children of different age groups.
The photographs, which Geddes is working to complete, will be displayed at future exhibitions, catalogues, publications, and in the means of social communication.
For his part, Mr. Jean-Paul Angeline, director of art programme at Qatar Museums Authority said in remarks published in the press release that the works of the international photographer Anne Geddes are admired by millions around the world, because they remind of the gift of life and shed light on family ties, especially between parents and their children, pointing out that the project, which Geddes is implementing in Qatar particular focuses on the athletes who are the source of inspiration for today’s society, along with newborns who are also a source of inspiration for generations to come.
Anne Geddes (b. 13 September 1956) is an Australian-born photographer, clothing designer and businesswoman. She is known for her stylized depictions of babies and motherhood. Typical images show babies or young children dressed as fairies and fairytale creatures, flowers, or small animals.
Geddes’ books have been published in 83 countries. According to Amazon.com she has sold more than 18 million books and 13 million calendars.
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