The Hidden Life of Insects the Focus of New Exhibition at Manarat Al Saadiyat
‘The Unseen’, the latest exhibition at Manarat Al Saadiyat, was officially opened yesterday by HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, Undersecretary of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi).
Showcasing the works of Emirati photographer Yousef Al Habshi and his collection of macro-photography, the exhibition, organised by DCT Abu Dhabi, features a collection of 27 images revealing a hidden world of battle and suspense amongst insects, highlighting their survival tactics, whilst also illuminating the finer details of Al Habshi’s technical expertise and artistic perspective.
Running until 28 October, ‘The Unseen’ has a particular focus on insects and living organisms and the means they use to defend themselves. The exhibition offers a rarely seen, close-up view into the lives of these creatures.
“We are proud to put the spotlight on an outstanding Emirati talent in such a specialised field,” said HE Ghobash. “‘The Unseen’ is considered a unique exhibition that will give nature-lovers and photography enthusiasts the opportunity to appreciate the expertise of Yousef Al Habshi’s macro photography.
“This exhibition features exceptional, breathtaking images, which celebrate a specific photography technique that has the ability to bring out the beauty of a hidden world. Presenting ‘The Unseen’ at Manarat Al Saadiyat reflects our commitment towards showcasing and supporting pioneering Emirati talents that are innovative and inspiring to the community.”
In addition to the magnificent artwork on display, Al Habshi will also showcase the art of macro photography and the tools used to achieve award-winning shots. Visitors will get to meet the artist and learn first-hand about the skills required to bring the world of insects to life through macro photography. The artist will also present a series of workshops on macro photography, including masterclasses for beginners and children.