Dubai: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), in collaboration with Nikon Middle East, a leading company in optics and imaging, and Sikka Platform, has launched a photography competition named “Shades of Dubai.” The competition aims to attract talented photographers for an opportunity to hone their skills and reach professional standards, as well as consolidate the importance of photography as a powerful and impactful creative visual art.
A specialised jury consisting of a Dubai Culture representative, a Nikon representative, and Indian photographer Dr. Mukesh Batra will select a number of photographers to employ their artistic vision in capturing Dubai’s beauty.
The competition further aligns with Dubai Culture’s efforts to position Dubai as a vibrant cultural and tourist destination, showcasing its ultra-modern landmarks and scenic landscapes, which contribute to the emirate’s tourism industry. The participating artists will have a valuable opportunity to display their photos in the “Shades of Dubai” exhibition, curated by Dr. Mukesh Batra, founder of Dr. Batra’s® group of companies.
“This competition provides a wonderful opportunity for photographers to showcase Dubai’s beauty and treasures through their unique perspectives. We welcome photography enthusiasts to participate and unleash their creativity before a vast audience,” Mr. Bin Kharbash further added.
Mr. Narendra Menon, Managing Director of Nikon Middle East FZE, commented that “at Nikon, we understand the significant role that imagery plays in creating, shaping, and celebrating culture. Our partnership with Dubai Culture represents the intersection of art and capability, imagination and technique, ambition and skill. We eagerly anticipate the amazing entries that will emerge from this competition, as well as future collaborations with Dubai Culture.”