The enchanting beauty of Qatar, its people, buildings and landscape adorn the walls of Al Hosh Al Qatari Lil Junoon Art Gallery. The exhibition, ‘Eye on Qatar’, creates a moving relationship with the viewer while bringing out the splendour of the country.
For Cynthia Martone, the photographer behind the thought-provoking images, photography is an unadulterated passion. Martone, who has been living in Qatar for the last three years, was touched by the nation’s exquisiteness.
“I have loved every second of my life here,” she told The Peninsula. “The leaders of the country are dedicated and do much for putting Qatar on the top position in different aspects. This exhibition is my tribute to the nation.”
The exhibition shows different aspects of Qatar through the photographer’s lens. Martone has captured an intimate reflection of things that people would rarely give a second look to.
“Photographs capture a moment in life, a moment that is gone and can never be got back. When you look at a picture, a human perspective is seen in every angle. It takes me out into the world where I am immersed in the essence of my subject. The photos of Qatar exhibited in the gallery are the images of the most interesting and evocative places, people and buildings here. It shows the essence of Arabian beauty. ”
According to her, photography is the projection of the soul. Photographs are significant remainders of human existence. “The camera itself is an extraordinary invention. The technology it uses is very great. Its records the memory of the long lost past and makes it visible and public.”
Martone is a National Photo Competition Award of Merit winner and a Pixiport Fine Art Photography winner. She has showcased her works in different parts of the world and this is her fifth show in Doha.
The exhibition will go on till December 25 at Souq Waqif. It will be open from 9am to 12 noon and from 4pm to 9pm.
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