The general secretary of the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (Dubai), announced the launch of the first issue of its quarterly digital magazine “HIPA” downloadable from the official website www.hipa.ae. The magazine comes in Arabic and English versions and is easy to download and share.
His Excellency Abdul Rahman bin Muhammad Al Owais, Minister of Health and Community Welfare, Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs and Chairman of the Board of HIPA, welcomed the initiative of the award, the considering it as a knowledge platform that will play an important role in spreading the culture of photography in the region and addressing different ideas, schools and trends in the photography industry locally and internationally. He felt that the magazine discusses pioneering experiences and distinctive innovations, and highlights outstanding talents in the field of photography in the UAE and around the world.
HIPA’s Secretary General, Ali Khalifa bin Thalith, in his capacity as Editor-in-Chief of the magazine, said, “We are proud to present to you this ambitious project brought to you by the HIPA team, including Saad Hashmi, Media and Corporate Communication Expert, Ola Khalaf, Education Programs Team Leader, and designed by Tamer Khamis and Hessa Falaknaz.
Bin Thalith added, “The magazine focuses on the field of photography. It will be published quarterly, with four issues per year. We have ambitious visions regarding the development, distribution and quality of content that combines the depth of knowledge, the power of imagery, all communicated in an accessible way for our entire community of photographers; amateurs and professionals.
Bin Thalith concluded by saying, “We invite all interested people around the world to visit the HIPA website, check out the first issue and share your thoughts and observations with us. This magazine aspires to add value to all photographers, and its doors are always open to hear from our community.