The Spirit of Cohesion

11 Jan 2017
POSTED BY Y Magazine

Talented Omani photographer Soud al Buhiry is celebrating his first solo show in the Sultanate with a series of spectacular monochromatic photographs that showcase the beauty and architecture of the country’s mosques.

His aim of the exhibition was to highlight the “deep and important role” that mosques play in Oman – from creating an atmosphere of tolerance to bridging ties in communities, and their educational.

The series of images – all of them in black and white – are in stark contrast the environment, with a playful nod to Oman’s stunning nature to help him to form his narrative.

The chiaroscuro, or treatment of light and shade, enhances the impact of the images, which saw al Buhiry travel around the country to places such as Tiwi in Sur, as well as around the capital to capture the stunning photographs.

You can view The Spirit of Cohesion exhibition at Gallery Sarah at Bait Al Zubair until February 2, from 9.30am to 5.30pm.

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