Photographs of Wadi Wurayah, live music and fine food all combined to make for a superb community event at the Fujairah Women’s College (HCT) this week (11 April 2011).
The central part of the evening was the viewing of the photographic exhibition entitled ‘Desert Water’ by the Swiss photographer, Michel Roggo.
Not to be outdone, HCT students undertaking a photographic class this semester added to the exhibition with their recent photos taken of Wadi Wurayah.
Dr Dave Pelham, Director of HCT Fujairah, held the informal programme together.
Dr Pelham paid tribute to the patronage of His Highness, Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, the Ruler of Fujairah and Member of the UAE Supreme Council, not only for his patronage of the exhibition but his consistent and generous support of events that strengthen the community spirit of Fujairah and conserve the emirate’s beauty and environmental treasures.
The Consul General of the Swiss Council of Dubai noted the beauty of the
Michel Roggo was born in
His accolades have included the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2004, 2008 and 2010 and he was runner-up as European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009.
Roggo specializes in subjects related to fresh water fauna, flora and fish. Most of his projects have been developed over long periods of time and many of the images have been taken under water.
On the invitation of the Emirates Environment Agency in
Capturing pictures in different biospheres of underwater worlds and landscapes, the element of water has always been central to Roggo’s attention.
Exhibitions in the Emirates
The Embassy of Switzerland and the Emirates Wildlife Society-WWF, in association with the Environment Agency,
Each exhibition includes 40 pictures by Michel Roggo and a video presentation with photos from Rub’ al Khal and Wadi Wurayah.
Take a Look
Some of the photos of Wadi Wurayah taken by Michel Roggo can be viewed in this Photo Album.
See the 10 minute video presentation entitled Desert Waters which captures the beauty of Rub’ al Khal and Wadi Wurayah. This was enjoyed at the HCT exhibition.
Learn more about Michel Roggo and view his photographic albums on this web site.
Learn more about the Desert Waters Project in the UAE.
Some photos taken on the night of the
Some photos of Wadi Wurayah by the HCT photographic students will be posted (inshallah) in this photo album.
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Images: Michel Roggo, looking for a good picture on one of his trips in the Amazon. (Photo under copyright to and posted courtesy of Michel Roggo)