Maitha bint Khalid

Maitha bint Khalid

College: ART & Sciences

Major: International studies but will major in ( Emirati studies ) as soon as it is available in Dubai campus  

A member of Emirates photography society

A member of Abu Dhabi international photography society

A member of The Arab Union of photographers

Photography is the means by which I express myself and thoughts easily in a language that is understood worldwide and does not need translation. I like to express my thoughts in black and white photography mostly because its a challenge to be creative within the shades of those two opposite colors.  

I started practicing this hobby back in 2003, however my shift to the professional cameras was in 2005, and my acctual beginning is in 2008 the day I won my first prize ( 1st place in hunting theme , Abudhabi Hunting & Equestrian exhibition photography competition).After that I acheived several prizes and I showed in many national & international exhibitions.

Recently I realized that I have been addicted to cameras since childhood when my mother bought me my first camera which was a polaroid instant camera.  

My aim is to familiarize our society with photography as well as being an international well known photographer by raising  the Emirates name and my nationa identity as it is raised in many other sectors. I also aim to spread our pure heritage and culture to the world through my photography.


Prizes:

1st place in Falconry Photography competition - Abu Dhabi Falconry & Equestrian international Exhibition 2008

2nd place in Al Gharbia Photography competition - Wildlife section 2009

4th place in Abu Dhabi international Arabian horse beauty festival Photography competition 2009

2 honorable mention in "Internationa Photography awards" Los Angeles 2009

8th place in Abu Dhabi Through your eyes photography competition 2010

5th place in " Our Environment Photography competition" Emirates Heritage club 2010

1st place in Al Gharbia Photography competition - Nature section 2010

2 Honorable mention in Emirates photography competition 2010

3rd place in Shots from Al Gharbia photography competition - Heritage section 2010

3 Honorable mention in" International photography a wards" Los Angeles 2010


Exhibitions:

Abu Dhabi Falconry & Equestrian international Exhibition - Photography competition section 2008 & 2009

Emirates heritage club photography competition exhibtion 2008 & 2009 & 2010

Emirates photography society Exhibitions " Nature dialouge" , "Details" , "Expressions" , " Angles" 2009

Watani Exhibtion " Mutahida(United)" - Dubai mall 2009

Al Ain Municipality Exhibition - celebrating UAE national day -2009

Al Ittihad school " Photography art exhibition" 2009

Emirates Photographers section in Abu Dhabi Falconry & Equestrian international Exhibition 2009

Emirates Photographers section in Barbican turbo exhibtion of cars 2009

Emirates Photographers exhibition celebrating the UAE national day - in RTA Dubai 2009

Tashkeel hub Exhibitions " Portrait of a generation" , "Made in Tashkeel " 2010

"Power of Light" exhibtion - gulf photo plus 2010

"Word & Photo" Emirates photography society exhibtion within Sharjah Caliigraphy Binaly 2010

"Smile to life-Gallery" Emirates photography society within the 13th Islamic Arts Festival 2010

Emirates photography society exhibition in "8th Edition Sharjah Heritage Days " 2010

Emirates photography society exhibitions Celebrating UAE National day 2010

Dubai Art & culture authority Exhibtions Celebrating UAE National day 2010

Al Liwan 2 Exhibition in Al Janadriya festival - Saudi Arabia 2010

Abu Dhabi through your eyes photography competition exhibition 2010

Watani Exhibition " United in Vision" - Dubai mall 2010

Shots From Al Gharbia photography competition Exhibition 2010

"The Gulf civilization & history" exhibiotn - Doha 2010

Emirates photography society exhibition - January 2011

Emirates photography society exhibition - February 2011

Emirates photography society exhibition - March 2011

Sikka Art Fair - Dubai Art in Al Bastakiya 2011


Originality Symbols Solo Exhibtion:

1- "Originality Symbols" Abu Dhabi Falconry & Equestrian international Exhibition 2010

2- "Originality Symbols" Dubai Art & culture authority UAE national day Celebrations 2010

3- "Originality Symbols" Zayed University Dubai 2011

4- "Originality Symbols" Carpet & Art Oasis 2011

 

Certificate of Appreciation:

- Certificate from Zayed INTL. prize of environment for the concern in contribution in the succes of the school activities towards the spread of environmental eduction and awareness

- Certificate for the support at the Abu Dhabi Falconry & Equestrian international Exhibition 2010

- Certificate from The Directorate of Heritage- Departement of culture & info. for contributing in the success of "8th Edition Sharjah Heritage Days " 2010

- Certificte from Emirates photography society for supporting their website.

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