DIC and part­ners cel­e­brate cre­ativ­ity and com­mu­nity spirit through con­test

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Dubai In­ter­net City (DIC), along with its part­ners Canon Mid­dle East and Abu Dhabi Uni­ver­sity (Dubai Cam­pus), hosted an ex­clu­sive

pho­tog­ra­phy work­shop on Sept.16.

The work­shop marked the con­clu­sion of the #click­uae photo

con­test or­gan­ised by Dubai In­ter­net City, Canon Mid­dle East and Abu

Dhabi Uni­ver­sity, which saw the par­tic­i­pa­tion of res­i­dents from across the UAE who cap­tured and sub­mit­ted pho­tos show­cas­ing the beauty and di­ver­sity of the UAE. A panel of ex­pert judges then se­lected the top 30 sub­mis­sions, ex­tend­ing in­vi­ta­tions to those par­tic­i­pants for the work­shop.

The pop­u­lar con­test re­ceived over 330 sub­mis­sions from more than

70 di­verse par­tic­i­pants, in­clud­ing

pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers, lo­cal

in­lu­encers, stu­dents and am­a­teur

hob­by­ists. Some of the most fre­quently fea­tured sub­jects were

the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi and the Burj Khal­ifa in

Down­town Dubai, struc­tures that have be­come syn­ony­mous with the very iden­tity of the na­tion.

The work­shop was led by lead­ing self-taught Dubai based pho­tog­ra­pher Ni­cholas Tohme, who

ini­tially started his ca­reer as a DJ

and mu­sic pro­ducer. With over 20 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the mu­sic in­dus­try, Tohme turned to vis­ual arts in 2015, to deal with the af­ter­ef­fects of a life-al­ter­ing per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence. With his im­pres­sive port­fo­lio span­ning var­i­ous ields of in­ter­est, Tohme’s work­shop pro­vided

a great op­por­tu­nity for par­tic­i­pants to gain in­sight into the art of pho­tog­ra­phy and im­pact­ful vis­ual ex­pres­sion.

Com­ment­ing on the im­por­tance of the com­pe­ti­tion in hon­ing the skills of as­pir­ing young

pho­tog­ra­phers, Dr. Ibrahim Al

Si­dawi, Di­rec­tor of Abu Dhabi

Uni­ver­sity’s Dubai cam­pus, said:

“Abu Dhabi Uni­ver­sity is proud to sup­port the #click­uae photo con­test which in­spired par­tic­i­pants to uti­lize their unique tal­ents in show­cas­ing the beauty of the UAE

in such types of events, reafirms

our com­mit­ment to em­pow­er­ing the

tal­ent of our na­tion’s youths across var­i­ous ields.”

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