Fifty years after meeting the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, founding fathers of the nation, renowned Indian photographer Ramesh Shukla has launched his 8th book in collaboration with Dubai Culture, the Etihad Museum and Motivate Media Group at a photography exhibition titled ‘Founding Fathers Exhibition’ in Etihad Museum on March 7th, 2019.
The exhibition was attended by His Excellency Saeed M. Al Nabouda, Acting Director General, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, Mr. B. R. Shetty, Founder and Chairman of NMC Health and Mr. Neel Shukla, son of the renowned photographer Ramesh Shukla, as well as our officials, directors, employees and family members.
The exhibition showcases previously unseen photography of the late leaders and a vintage installation of Ramesh’s dark room. A nostalgic video where Mr. Shukla shares his journey in the UAE and some of his remarkable stories and photographs through the decades is also presented.
The antique cameras which captured so many significant moments are on display as well.The evening concluded with a sumptuous dinner set under the grand UAE Union Flag Pole. A moment all guests described as a memorable honor.
The 'Founding Fathers' book is available at the gift store in the Etihad Museum until April 7th.