DIC and partners celebrate creativity and community spirit through contest
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.”