The Photography Studio opens in Abu Dhabi

 Photography Studio now open at Manarat Al Saadiyat. Image taken at the opening ceremony, courtesy of The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi).

Photography Studio now open at Manarat Al Saadiyat. Image taken at the opening ceremony, courtesy of The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi).

A new state-of-the-art photography studio has opened in Abu Dhabi. The brand new space is designed to support and inspire the emirate’s photographers and foster a thriving creative community.

Based at Manarat Al Saadiyat, in Saadiyat Island’s Cultural District, the Photography Studio will provide a platform for photography enthusiasts, professionals and artists to improve their skills, expose them to new techniques and the latest approaches in the field, and assist them in maintaining a steady and professional growth of their talent. The facilities will include a studio available for rent, a large workspace including a makeup room and dressing room, and digital lab and will also host a vibrant annual programme which will include exhibitions, workshops and master classes.

Along with the launch of the studio, Manarat Al Saadiyat has launched a solo exhibition displaying the works of Emirati photographer Jassim Al Awadhi. Open to the public to view until November 3rd, the exhibition explores Al Awadhi’s work as a pioneering photographer in the UAE. The opening was accompanied by a public talk led by Al Awadhi, who discussed his career in photography.                                                                                

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The studio will also be introducing a public programme consisting of year-round calendar of activities, workshops, public talks, photography expeditions with the community, portfolio review sessions, exclusive one-to-one courses and community-driven photography exhibitions. An exciting and engaging array of workshops and master classes led by regionally and internationally established photographers will include studio lighting, smartphone photography, videography, photo editing, black and white photography, photography for all levels, city-scape photography, still-life photography, fine art photography and food photography, amongst others.

  • For more information on Manarat Al Saadiyat and its extensive programming visit manaratalsaadiyat.ae