Photograph

Madinat Shamal Series: Wooden Boats l Two wood carvers sit under a tent in the Al Zubarah desert land located on the north western coast of Qatar. They are making miniature model dhow boats – traditional and specific in style to the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. These wooden vessels were often used for carrying goods around the Persian Gulf, South Asia and East Africa. Smaller dhows were used for pearling around the peninsula.Read more

Photograph 

Madinat Shamal Series: Stories from the Ocean l Pahalwan – The Old Pearl Diver shares stories about his ventures out at sea near Madinat Al Shamal in the north of Qatar. Among the items he carries with him are nets, oyster shells and old pearling relics which he has collected over the years. He has set up tent near an old village and archaeological site dating back to the 18th century called Al Zubarah – a place which witnessed much diaspora.Read more

Photograph

Manama Series: Business at Manama Souq l An elderly Bahraini man selling various imported goods invites passersby over to take a look at his market stall. Among the goods he sells are kitchen appliances, toothbrushes, hair combs and toothpicks. In Manama, Bahrainis work across all fields from taxi drivers to bankers and shopkeepers. Bab Al Bahrain (meaning Gateway of Bahrain in Arabic) is where the city’s souq begins and it really does provide a passage into the country’s innercity spirit as its peopleRead more