Doha through my iPhone

Earlier this month I was invited by Qatar Tourism Authority to Doha on the occasion of Doha Summer festival. It was a great opportunity to visit Doha and get to know the great projects underway. We visited Qatar Pearl, Katara, Souq Waqf, Qatar Foundation and the Museum of Islamic Art. Qatar has gone through a […]

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Guerrilla Lighting

Last year I decided to learn how to use artificial light. By the end of the year I wanted to play with more light not just any light.. it was guerrilla light! From a complete n00b I learned the basic functions of using a flash off the camera with the one and only David Hobby. From […]

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Memories Recreated exhibition at Alriwaq

Last June I was honored to be part of CanvasBH first photography exhibition “Memories Recreated” at AlRiwaq Art Space. Though I was travelling at the time and couldn’t attend the opening I managed to visit at the last day of the exhibition. I participated with two photographs that I took at Balata refugee camp in Nablus Palestine. […]

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I’m a Nat Geo photographer exhibition

As you might already know that I was part of Nat Geo Abu Dhabi reality TV competition “I’m a Nat Geo photographer”. The show aired in May 2014. Emilie Houwat won the first place (I left at the semifinals and came forth). Emilie’s work is being displayed at a photography exhibition in Gulf Photo Plus. The […]

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Palestine through my iPhone

I was fortunate enough to travel to the holy land Palestine last May for a week. I attended an Arab Youth Cultural Exchange Program. The group consisted of participants from most Arab countries (Egypt, Yemen,Libya, Jordan, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Tunis, Algeria and Sudan). We visited Bethlehem, Hebron, Ramallah, Nablus, Tulkaram, Qalqilya and Jerusalem all in […]

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Mecca through my iPhone

I was lucky enough to visit Mecca last December. I needed a getaway and there is no better way to recharge than a spiritual reconnection with Allah at the holy grounds of Mecca.     I haven’t been to Mecca for more than 4 years, things have change drastically there. Invasion of high-rise buildings, and […]

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INSIDE INDIA – Photographic exhibition

I’m very happy to announce that my work will be displayed at an upcoming exhibition in Bahrain. I will be displaying my ‘Sleeper Class‘ series which I took last year in Ajmer railway station India.   The Shaikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Center is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition by four Bahrain based photographers […]

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City Futures Instagram Competition

I’m delighted to announce that my Manama city iPhone photo has won the second place at Manchester University #cityfuturesmcr Instagram competition.   2nd place in #cityfuturesmcr congratulations @RshRsho http://t.co/RyRV08D89A #Manama — cities@manchester (@citiesMCR) November 7, 2013     The recent #cityfuturesmcr competition attracted over 270 entries – representing 76 cities in 38 different countries, across 6 […]

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Holi: Rang de Bahrain

Every year, thousands of Indians participate in the festival of Holi. It celebrates the beginning of the new season, spring. Originally, it was a festival that commemorated good harvests and the fertile land. Hindus believe it is a time of enjoying spring’s abundant colors and saying farewell to winter. What is Rang de Bahrain? The […]

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Planting Olive Trees in Palestine

My dear friends, As some of you may know I will be going to Palestine (Yes PALESTINE!!) to participate in an Arab Youth exchange program organised by AlHayat center for civil Society Development. The program aims to spread awareness on the Arab Youth and Palestinian current affairs we will spend a couple of days in Amman and […]

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