Congratulations to HCT teacher Alan Nambiar for gaining accreditation as a photographer by football’s highest body, FIFA and selected to shoot pictures at next year’s World Cup in South Africa.
This is no surprise if you have seen Alan’s photographs of football players at Fujairah’s Men’s College or his creative pictures of weddings in places such as Dubai or Durban.
Although Alan is a registered professional media photographer, he is still on a photographic journey searching for ‘the elusive shot.’ When he is not teaching mathematics at Fujairah Men’s College (HCT) Alan is honing up his skills, shooting pictures around the UAE and reading camera books and photographic blogs.
Alan is developing an impressive photographic resume which includes coverage of these international events:
* International Bodybuilding Championships
* International Power boating Championships
* Asiana Parachuting Championships
* IRB Rugby Sevens World Cup Dubai
* South African Freedom Day Celebration in Dubai
* FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa in June 2009
In addition to the forthcoming Football World Cup in South Africa, Alan is a photographer on the books of Africa Media Online. His brief is capturing shots of Africans telling Africa's story with respect to travel, culture, a sense of place, education, workplace, lifestyle, advertising and sport.
In November 2008 Alan was one of four KwaZulu-Natal photographers who were handed awards at Pietermaritzburg for having completed the prestigious Africa Photo Entrepreneur Programme. This was billed as a photographic workout in preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
When asked to describe his photographic pursuits, Alan listed the following:
* Social and Corporate Portraiture
* Street Photography
* Photojournalism Projects such as ‘The Human Condition.’
Be a Part of Fujairah 100 Project
One of the assignments Alan has set for his own development is what he calls the ‘Fujairah 100 Project.’
Quite simply he aims in the next few months, to approach 100 people in Fujairah that he has never met before and with their permission take a few shots of them doing their work, hobby or just blobbing around as you do in Fujairah. It should be a great photographic project which gives rich insights into everyday life in Fujairah.
Are you interested in being part of Alan’s century of photographic subjects? One of the main requirements is that you need to be ordinary rather than famous, having an everyday job in the work place, fishing boat, carpenter’s workshop, mechanic’s garage, chef’s kitchen or child-minding at your home. If you are a child or a young person you will need your Mum or Dad’s permission to participate.
Alan adds: “For ‘Project 100 Fujairah’ I am looking for subjects from all walks of life—from the boardroom executive to the factory worker—anyone with a story to tell.”
What do you get out of this? You will be contributing to the growing photographic heritage of Fujairah but also you will receive a portfolio of five photographs.
If you are interested or would like more information, contact Alan at cksr(at)eim.ae or phone 0503911627.
Other Stories and Sites
All Aboard the New Metro! Enjoy the Views of Dubai! Experiencing the Emirates, 11 August 2009.
Abu Dhabi Has the Most Expensive Hotels in the World, Experiencing the Emirates, 16 September2009.
What Will Be the Legacy of the America’s Cup in the Emirates? America’s Cup in the UAE, 14 September 2009.
Fujairah is Going Hi-Tech in Advertizing, Fujairah in Focus, 15 September 2009.
Dr Geoff Pound
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Image: Alan Nambiar: “A professional but still on a photographic journey searching for ‘the elusive shot.’”
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Posted by Geoff Pound at 10:35 AM