PHOTO EXHIBITION AT THE ISLAMIC ARTS MUSEUM MALAYSIA (IAMM) The Holy Month of Ramadan: A Visual Celebration - Capture the Spirit of Ramadan
Jun 18, 2015 Photography
This visual celebration of the holy month, through photography, aims to educate and enlighten millions of viewers around the word. It is an integral part of the “Capture the Spirit of Ramadan” initiative, founded under the context of 'Bridging Cultures & Inspiring Creativity'. It provides a unique opportunity as it offers an international platform for photographers around the world to showcase the beauty of Islam through its art, architecture and cultural diversity. Drawn from an amazing collection of Islamic themed photographs of Ramadan of Studio Basel, the exhibition features 66 works by a number of photographers. These photographers range from aspiring and talented amateurs to professional photojournalists and fine art photographers from over 60 countries including Malaysia. The exhibition hopes to deliver a cross-cultural and inter-faith message that portrays the essence of Ramadan.
IAMM has also published a catalogue featuring over 300 outstanding photographs including winners of the competitions since its inception in 2011. The catalogue features artistic images by photographers from Indonesia, India, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Egypt, Turkey, and many more. It is a tribute to the success of the photographers who took part in this competition. This catalogue is the one and only photography publication solely dedicated to the holy month of Ramadan that tells a wonderful story about Ramadan around the world through exceptional photographs.
This exhibition will not have been possible without the generous sponsorship of CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad. With its support, IAMM is pleased to invite the public to participate in various educational activities arranged in conjunction with this exhibition. One of the activities is the CIMB Junior Photography Competition, which aims to cultivate the interest of younger generations in photography. Malaysian and permanent resident aged between 10 and 18 years old are welcomed to participate in this competition with the theme, “Moments of Aidilfitri”. The submission period will open on July 1 and will run until August 9, 2015.
'The Holy Month of Ramadan: A Visual Celebration - Capture the Spirit of Ramadan' exhibition will be on display at the Open Space Gallery of Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia until August 31, 2015.
Mr. Badlisyah Abdul Ghani, CEO of CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad (Malaysia) officiated the exhibition launch / Courtesy of IAMM
Dr. Basel Almisshal explains the story behind the photos to Mr. Badlisyah Abdul Ghani, CEO of CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad (Malaysia) / Courtesy of IAMM
Dr. Basel Almisshal is showing 'The Holy Month of Ramadan: A Visual Celebration' catalogue to Mr. Badlisyah Abdul Ghani, CEO of CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad (Malaysia) / Courtesy of IAMM
A hand stitched Qur´an, ink on lontar (palm) leaves / Photo by Jun Kriswanto from Indonesia / Courtesy of IAMM and IRPC
The call to suhur / Photo by Ratib Al Safadi from Lebanon / Courtesy of IAMM and IRPC
Baitul Ihsan Mosque, Jakarta / Photo by Muhamad Solihin from Jakarta, Indonesia / Courtesy of IAMM and IRPC
Sufi Dervishes / Photo by Galal El Missary from Alexandria, Egypt / Courtesy of IAMM and IRPC
Celebrations / Photo by Hassan Sayad from Egypt / Courtesy of IAMM and IRPC
Blue Mosque, Interior, Istanbul / Photo by Anas Akkawi from Turkey / Courtesy of IAMM and IRPC
Illuminated Grand Mosque in Doha / Photo by Oscar Rialubin from Qatar / Courtesy of IAMM and IRPC
Left: Remembrance. Photo by Hashim Roctim from Bangladesh / Right: Photo by Hilal Ahmad from Kashmir, India / Courtesy of IAMM and IRPC
Masjed Al Nabawi, Medina / Photo by Ezzat Farooq Ezzat from Saudi Arabia / Courtesy of IAMM and IRPC
Minaret of a mosque in Jerusalem on the thirteenth day of Ramadan / Photo by Mahmoud Illean from Palestine / Courtesy of IAMM and IRPC
Sighting of a new moon / Photo by Mallick Zeyshan Tariq from Pakistan / Courtesy of IAMM and IRPC
Left: Sunrise at Selat Mosque, Malacca. Photo by Mohd Syafiq Bin Sharani, Malaysia / Right: Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi. Photo by Wafa Sheikh from UAE / Courtesy of IAMM and IRPC
Supplication. Photo by Imane Tirich from Morocco / Courtesy of IAMM and IRPC
The Floating Mosque of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah / Photo by Joserl Cruz Rabe from Malaysia / Courtesy of IAMM and IRPC
Teenagers waiting for sunset to break their fast / Photo by Iggoy El Fitra from Indonesia / Courtesy of IAMM and IRPC
The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia is a non-profit organisation dedicated to being a custodian, preserver and educator of Islamic art. It is located at Jalan Lembah Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, neighbouring the National Mosque and Islamic Centre. It is within walking distance of the National Museum, National Planetarium, Orchid Garden, Butterfly Park and Bird Park. Opening hours are from 10.00am to 6.00pm, daily.
The 12 permanent galleries in the museum comprise: Architecture, Qur’ans & Manuscripts, India, China, Malay World, Textiles, Jewellery, Arms & Armour, Coins, Metalwork, Ceramic & Glass and Living with Wood.