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Qatar Turkey 2015: Year of Culture launches its photographic exchange

Qatar Turkey 2015: Year of Culture launches its photographic exchange

Qatar Turkey 2015 launches its photographic exchange programme by welcoming two Turkish photographers in Qatar. Later in the month, two Qatari photographers will begin their expedition in Turkey to photograph its landscapes and people.

The aim of the exchange programme is to capture the essence of Qatar through Turkish eyes and the essence of Turkey through Qatari eyes. In Fall 2015 their journeys will be showcased in an exhibition in Qatar.

Beginning on May 10, Qatar will welcome two Turkish photographers: Prof. Ali Muhammet Bay and Hasan Yelken. They will embark on their journey of discovery by touring Doha: from Old Doha and vibrant Souq Waqif to walking along the Doha Corniche where they will appreciate the unique Doha city skyline and its iconic Museum of Islamic Art. In the following days, they will be heading to Al Shamal in the north, where they will have their first taste of Qatari history with a visit to Al Zubara fort. They will be able to see one of the largest and best-preserved examples of an 18th-19th century Gulf merchant town. The team will also visit Zikreet where they will witness the Richard Serra installation “East West – West east”.

Later in the month, two Qatari photographers will start their exploration of Turkey, from the cities of Istanbul and Ankara to remote Anatolian villages. They will have the opportunity to learn more about the Turkish people and capture in images their rich culture and history.

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