(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Peninsula
DOHA: Msheireb Museums (MM), the new cultural destination at Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD), in collaboration with the Qatar Photography Society (QPS), has organised special workshops aimed at raising awareness on photography culture and increasing the public's interest in this art.
The workshops started on July 19 and runs until end of this month at MM. This unique partnership between the MM and QPS aims to encourage youth in participating in photography competitions and festivals that highlight the beauty of vital landmarks in Qatar. The collaboration will also contribute to the completion of MM's endeavors to develop skills in the Qatari community, as well as attract various talents to be an active component of the society.
Abdulla Al Naama, Public Program Manager MM, said: 'We are delighted to have this valuable strategic partnership with QPS, which offers special workshops that supports photography artists, professionals and amateurs to become our future ambassadors. A group of young people and professionals will present these workshops to educate the audience on proper use of cameras and lenses, along with an overview of international photography competitions.
Abdulrahman Obaidan, Vice President of the QPS, said: 'Our organization is currently seeking to diversify the themes of workshops and photography courses as well as the exhibitions of its male and female members. The management of the association extends their great thanks and appreciation Msheireb Properties and MM managements for their collaboration to host this activity. The QPS hopes to continue this fruitful and constructive cooperation that serves the development and advancement of the Qatari youth. During this period, the association, in collaboration with Msheireb Properties, will preset several specialised photography workshops curated by experts in this field.
The workshops also focus on the development of Qatari architecture by highlighting the aesthetics of modern and historical Qatari architecture reflected in MDD. The photography workshops also support the positioning of MM as a cultural platform that promotes awareness and educates the community in various cultural and artistic fields.
The partnership with QPS is one of many initiatives and partnerships held by MM with national and international institutions and associations aiming to highlight Qatar's cultural role, as well as enhancing MDD's position as a leading cultural destination.