He will be exhibiting a collection of his photos titled Colours of Arabia in the city on October 9. “I travel to various emirates in the UAE very often for my business. Every time I travel, I take pictures of heritage homes & structures, architecture, designs, modern urban areas, forts, old market places and so on. I aim to bring people together around the globe by way of cultural acceptance. And what better way to understand and capture the various cultures by travel and photography. By capturing the beautiful moments from one place, I bring them to another land, where the people can experience it and understand the beauty of another culture. In this exhibition, Colours of Arabia, I wanted to take the desert culture to India, because I feel there are many things common between India and Arab traditions, right from their family values to food and hospitality. For this exhibition, I have taken pictures from five emirates - Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain,” says Hasnain Ahmed.
Nephew of the current Nawab of Arcot, Hasnain is also in the process of doing Colours of India exhibition for the Middle-Eastern people. “I wanted to travel all over India and capture its culture and heritage and showcase it to the world. India is blessed with a great history and culture and I wanted people from all over the world to know it,” he smiles.
Hasnain learned photography from Mindscreen Film Institute in Chennai and also pursued his advanced film and photography courses from other parts of the globe. The photography exhibition will be held on October 9 at Hotel GRT in T Nagar from 5 pm onwards.