Join us Wed, Feb 8th at 7pm in the Dubai Knowledge Village Auditorium for GPP Slidefest. Entrance is FREE and no registration is required. Come at 7pm to mix and mingle with fellow photography enthusuists, presentations start at 7:30pm sharp. The sixth edition of GPP Slidefest serves up eight compelling photography projects by the following presenters:
In case you haven't attended one before, GPP Slidefest is an evening of photography presentations (digitally projected) by local and regionally based artists, showing original work that takes the form of a central theme or narrative.
Each presenter has roughly 5 minutes to introduce their personal project, after which the audience is welcome to ask questions and generate further discussion. The time limit keeps things moving, and offers an opportunity to show a variety of work throughout the evening.
From the humble beginnings of GPP Slidefest, in a small room a couple of years ago, GPP Slidefest has grown into it's own entity with an audience that can number in the hundreds. It's a good thing the Dubai Knowledge Village auditorium is huge!
Projects introduced at this edition of GPP Slidefest range from photojournalism and fine art photography to stop motion music videos and more. Included below are further details related to each individual presentation.
Arezu's work, titled Trespassing is rooted in concepts of obscurity and ambiguity. Vague portraits represent a desire to be, but not seeking to be seen or to be paid attention to. The crow in her work expresses her fascination with the freedom of flying and anonymity. Click here for more about Arezu.
Kozak will present a a study of Umm Al Quwain titled Forgotten. In black and white, the photos depict daily life in the emirate introducing fundamental social forces at play on a local, and daily, level. Recent founder of NYUAD Photographic Society, more about Kozak can be found here.
Originally form Iran, Olya began shooting Parkour roughly four years ago. Capturing her subjects flying through mid-air amidst an urban Tehran landscape, Olya depicts a perspective of Iran not so commonly portrayed.