British photography exhibition to launch at Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi's Le Royal Meridien hotel will be hosting the amazing "Terraforming" photography exhibition from 9th to 29th January. British photographer Duncan Chard will display the work he has been developing for a decade: shots of day-to-day moments from the lens of a foreigner who has been residing in the UAE for over a decade.
Capturing images in the perfect timing with just the right meaning is what it’s all about for British photographer Duncan Chard, who is pleased and excited to show the world his work in the upcoming exhibition. Le Royal Meridien hotel in Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with Sarah Jordan Associates will present the series of photographs Chard has named “Terraforming” this month, from 9th to 29th January.
The avid UK-born photographer has lived in the UAE for more than decade and has dedicated all his time and effort to the task of putting this heartfelt exhibition together. In an attempt to make people see the UAE from a totally new perspective, Duncan Chard has captured the day-to-day moments that constantly pass us by, but that in spite of their simplicity can actually be considered symbolic moments that resonate with importance when captured in the instant of a camera.
“Terraforming” photos go from a man sitting alone in his car on a stark deserted desert landscape to a line of Catalan villas dominating the desert to an Emirati child on a bucking bronco machine. All shot in striking black and white hues, each image captures the people, places and cultures of everyday life in the UAE. In Chard’s own opinion, these photographs are rarely intimate and rather voyeuristic.
When speaking about his motivations for the shots, the photographer stated:
“I want the viewer to feel they are on the outside looking in, because this is how I feel on a very personal level about my own role in society. I'm an expat, and this isn't my country. Yet, while I don’t belong here, I still love the UAE. We all live in a world which is seemingly becoming more turbulent as it seeks to reject globalisation, yet the UAE, seeks to embrace it. I see all around me popular culture from all over the world, and that makes feel that this is the place where the future begins.”
All the same, the personnel of Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi is thrilled to be presenting these photos within its facility. Ashraf El Siessy, General Manager at the lavish resort declared:
“We are proud to host this unique exhibition with Duncan. It is a photographer's vision that allows people to picture what they may not have thought of putting into words. Terraforming will give our visitors a glimpse of the book that Duncan will publish which is a collection that spans street photography, genres of landscape, portraiture, as well as documentary photography.”
The exhibition, which will be open this week, will receive visitors on a daily basis from 9 am to 10 pm. Photography lovers will get the chance to observe the fascinating work of this British photographer, who is looking to convey his fondness and sense of wonderment for the UAE.
Talk to a specialist
Call 020 7644 1770 to speak with our award-winning travel consultants.
Opening hours 10:30 - 18:30 GMT
Popular Holidays In Abu Dhabi Browse all
Start off at Al Raha Beach with plenty of shopping options nearby followed by a stay at Tilal Liwa Desert Resort
- Al Raha overlooks a pristine ribbon of private beach, and you'll be within easy access to the Formula 1 theme park and downtown Abu Dhabi
- Enjoy a wide range of unique experiences such as camel riding, desert safari, BBQ, wellness therapy and many more
- Relax in the pool overlooking the Liwa dunes and the vast desert beyond as far as your eye can see
Experience the excitement of Yas island matched with the charm and opulence of Atlantis The Palm Dubai
- Impeccable service and amenities come as standard
- Discover the amazing Ferrari world and Yas Waterworld at Yas Island
- A fun-packed adventure at the Wild Wadi water park on the palm
Unwind and remove all the stresses of modern life with this amazing twin destination offer
- Enjoy a wide range of flavours and exoctic meal with the onsite restaurants
- Loose yourself in the Sheraton Spa and benefit from a plethora of treatments
- Visit the iconic and famous Taj Mahal
Treat yourself to a twin destination experience like no other in India and Abu Dhabi
- The Hilton Abu Dhabi is only a short stroll away from the Marina Mall and Heritage Village
- Sample tha amazing flavours from 15 award-winning restaurants, lounges and bars in Abu Dhabi
- Visit the impressive Taj Mahal in Agra
Acquaint yourself with the luxurious Abu Dhabi lifestyle during a comfy 5-day stay at the Al Raha Beach Hotel....
Discover the hidden treasure in Abu Dhabi that is Crowne Plaza in Yas Island. It is the ideal accommodation for those...
Al Raha Beach Hotel offers magnificent views of the Arabian Gulf, just a short drive from the city and Abu Dhabi...
India is one of the most exciting and rewarding travel destination in the world. From the colourful and vibrant cities...
Experience the height of luxurious comfort at the modern deluxe Pearl Rotana, designed to suit the needs of business,...
Experience luxurious accommodations, modern business and leisure amenities and an ideal location in the heart of Abu...
This stunning 4 star property, Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan hotel, offers guests an ideal base from which to discover Abu...