Posted on February 11, 2016

Shangri-La Hotel, Doha marked the official opening of its first photography exhibition, titled “A Click for a Cause - #ShangrilART” on February 10, 2016 in the exhibition foyer located at level 2 of the hotel. The hotel commissioned four talented Qatari photographers to take photos that depict the vividly intricate details of souqs, or traditional marketplaces in Qatar. This event is one of many events in planning which cement the hotel’s desired positioning as a patron for arts and culture especially in support of local Qatari talents.

Shangri-La Hotel Doha showcases 2 [qatarisbooming.jpgThe four talented photographers participating in this exhibition are:

  • Rashed Almohannadi, who is a proud Qatari and professional photographer with over 19 years of commercial experience. He has exhibited in many local and international photography & art exhibitions with his work collected by many curators around the world.​
  • Tahani Al-Hajri, a Qatari writer, blogger, and photographer. She is a world traveler who likes to capture historical sites, cultural places, and traditional markets. The inspiration behind “Our past” collection is to introduce the traditional Qatari handcrafts to the younger generation and to encourage them to learn more about it and keep it alive for future generations.
  • Khalid Al-Shibli, a nature and landscape photographer, started photography 3 years ago after a contest between him and his friend where he ended buying a professional camera and starting his journey as a photographer.​
  • Ameera Radhi, currently a student at VCU- Q and a curious photographer who loves to explore new things with no fear. She is also an amateur filmmaker. She is the founder of QomraQtr photography group and her goal is to "Translate the thoughts to visual materials".

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This collection reflects the ancient building with their unique walls while using the lines or sky to create light paints. The inspiration behind "Over the Souq" collection is imagining the view from a falcon’s point of view while roaming curiously around the traditional buildings of Souq WaqifShangri-La Hotel, Doha is a bustling business and cultural hub, bringing the gracious Asian charm to the booming capital. Located on the most prestigious district of West Bay, Shangri-La Hotel Doha brings together the renowned hospitality of Shangri-La with the legendary hospitality of the Arabian Gulf. The exhibition is now open to the public from 6.30 am until 11 pm and fifty percent of proceeds raised from the sale of the photographs will be donated to charity. 

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