The submission window for the 2019 FOCI Photography Competition is officially closed.

2019 FOCI Competition Winners

“The U.S.-Qatar Journey”

 

The winner of our inaugural 2019 FOCI Photography Competition is Oscar Rialubin with his submission “Red, White, and Blue.

The second place winner is Noman Quadri with his submission of “He eats alone – Not.

 

Congratulations to the two contestants and thank you all for submitting your creative captures of the U.S.-Qatar partnership!

 

WHAT IS FOCI?

FOCI is Qatar-America Institute’s inaugural photography competition aimed at highlighting and championing cultural ties between the United States and the Arab and Islamic world through the lens of creative photography.

The FOCI competition calls on photographers to enter their creative captures taken in Qatar depicting the contest’s theme in an artistic and storytelling form.

Winners selected will take part in a U.S.-based exhibition and gala. The first prize will consist of a $1000 gift card from B&H (a photography store). The second prize will be a $500 gift card from B&H. The 3rd – 10th places will consist of honorable mentions and be displayed on our website, as well as featured in a book.

Why “FOCI”? Foci (foh-kai) is the plural of the Latin word “focus” which means the “center of interest or activity.”

THEME

“The U.S.-Qatar Journey”

The theme chosen for QAI’s first-ever FOCI photography competition is “The U.S.-Qatar Journey.” The theme aims to celebrate the over four decades of partnership between the two nations, the many shared ties and achievements between the two communities, and the power of cross-cultural exchange.

Entries will be judged based on their creative expression of the theme as well as the entries artistic and storytelling value. Contestants should consider submitting photographs that best convey their interpretation of the theme, showcasing how both communities are more prosperous and enriched through the exchange of culture, knowledge, and resources.

The submitted photographs can depict various scenes that touch on social, healthcare, science, education, humanitarian, or environmental topics; FOCI aims to recognize inspirational and thought-provoking content uniquely focused on the U.S.-Qatar relationship and the lives touched through it.

 

HOW TO SUBMIT

Photos and interpretations must be submitted via the FOCI page on the QAI website during the eligible submission timeframe of September 16, 2019 to December 31, 2019. Any entries submitted after the deadline of 12 PM EST on December 31, 2019 will not be accepted.

After successful submission, QAI will send a confirmation email to inform contestants that their entry has been accepted.

All photographs must be taken in Qatar. Those interested and eligible must submit at least one photograph in order to participate in the competition, or up to three photographs total.

Those submitting two or three photographs should note that each submitted photograph will be judged on an individually submitted basis.

FOCI JUDGES

The following individuals were chosen to be a part of the 2019 QAI FOCI Photography Competition. They were chosen due to their experience in the field of photography, as well as their artistic achievement.

CONTEST CRITERIA

The competition is open to anyone age 18 years or older. Photograph submissions will be accepted regardless of the date the photographs were taken.

The competition is open to photojournalists, military photographers, commercial photographers, freelance and amateur photographers, and photographers who own the rights to their photography and/or are allowed to publicly distribute their work. QAI will not accept photograph submissions without the expressed permission and licensing of the owner for use in this competition.

All photographs must be taken in Qatar. Those interested and eligible must submit at least one photograph in order to participate in the competition, or up to three photographs total.

Please provide a short photo caption and describe how your submission reflects the ‘U.S.-Qatar journey’ theme. All submissions MUST be accompanied with a supporting caption of no more than 280 characters describing the respective image, (no longer than a tweet).

Contestants will also have to state approximately where submission images were taken (for example: street name, neighborhood, building, etc.) This will be separate from the 280-character caption.

All photographs must be taken in Qatar. Those interested and eligible must submit at least one photograph in order to participate in the competition, or up to three photographs total.

Judges will consider both how well the theme is captured and the technical and compositional photographic skills demonstrated in submissions. Overall, the winning position will go to the contestant who clearly and concisely conveys the theme of the competition in a creative, captivating way.

Following the closing of the submission window on December 31, submissions will be reviewed in two respective rounds. In the first round, members of the QAI FOCI Committee will review submissions and select those that meet all of the competition criteria. The top 50 eligible submissions will then be presented to a panel of judges for the final round of review. These judges will be comprised of both Qatari and American esteemed individuals stemming from various backgrounds, including culture and the arts, journalism, education, etc. These judges will then choose the winning photographs, as well as those that will be featured in the FOCI digital publication, based on the judging panel’s determination of which submissions successfully exceed the strongest combination of the theme’s interpretation and photographic quality.

Q. Is it necessary to be the citizen of USA or Qatar for participation?

A. You do not need to be a citizen of either the U.S. or Qatar. However, the submitted pictures must have been taken in Qatar.

 

 

Q. What are the competition prizes?

A. The First place winner will receive a $1000 gift card from B&H. Second place will receive a $500 gift card from B&H.

First and Second place winners will be celebrated at QAI’s annual gala, showcased in a FOCI 2019 photo-gallery, and featured in FOCI  2019  publication.

In addition, The 3rd – 10th winning submissions will receive an honorable mention and their submissions featured in the FOCI 2019 photo-gallery and publication.

 

 

Q. When will the winners be announced?

A. The deadline for submission is December 31, 2019. Selected winners will be announced shortly after in January 2020.

 

 

Q. Who are the judges?

A. FOCI judges will be announced toward the end of the competition once all entries have been vetted and accepted.

 

 

Q. What will the FOCI 2019 publication consist of?

A. The FOCI 2019 publication will highlight the panel of judges, and interview with the first and second place prize winners featuring their winning submissions. Additionally, 3rd to 10th place selected submissions will be featured as honorable mentions within the publication.

 

 

Q. Do you have any examples or sample images that give an idea of the “US-Qatar Journey” theme and what to capture?

A. The competition accepts submissions that depict the theme of “The U.S.-Qatar Journey,” and highlight the four-decade-long story between the two countries in an artistic form. Whether through capturing a landscape of the Qatari desert engulfing American artist Richard Serra’s East-West/West-East sculptures, or through a portrait of a graduating class of Qatari and American students at Qatar Foundation, photographers have the creative freedom to encapsulate Qatar and America in a photo.

Additionally, there are now live samples of approved user submissions up on the FOCI platform for reference at Qataramerica.org/FOCI

 

 

Q. Is photoshop allowed?

A. We are allowing slight edits like color and lighting corrections but nothing that blatantly alters or manipulates the original capture or distorts the image.

 

 

Q. How many photos am I allowed to submit?

A. Those interested and eligible must submit at least one photograph in order to participate in the competition, or up to three photographs total. Those submitting two or three photographs should note that each submitted photograph will be judged on an individually submitted basis.

 

 

Q. How do I know that my photo entry has been accepted into the competition?

A. You will receive an email confirmation sent to the email you provided within the entry form confirming you photo entry. If your photo has been approved for the running and falls under the FOCI submission criteria, it will be approved to appear under the user submissions section on the FOCI platform: https://qataramerica.org/foci/

*If no email address is provided, a confirmation email will not be sent.

* Photos appearing under the user submissions are not the winning entries selected but have been approved for contest entry and review by the judges.

 

 

Q. Can other entrants see my photos?

A. Photos approved by QAI to enter the competition will appear on the FOCI user submission section and featured on our website and social platforms as submission examples for other entrants.

 

 

Q. Who owns the rights to my photos?

A. You retain the rights to your photos. However, by entering the FOCI competition, you grant Qatar-America Institute the rights to use your image(s), in publications, and in future promotions of the competition itself, and for educational, research, and historical record purposes concerning FOCI, as an initiative of Qatar-America Institute. but is not limited to, slides/tapes, television film/tapes, videodisc, DVDs, CDs, websites, and any other type of mechanical, electronic, or digital dissemination system.

 

 

Q. What are the restrictions?

A. Yes, the photographs must have been taken in Qatar and fit the Contest Criteria outline on the FOCI platform. Entrant must also submit a caption outlining how their entry meets the theme of the FOCI competition. Contestants must be 18 years of age or older to qualify.

 

 

Q. Do the photos have to be formatted in a specific way?

A. Digital photo files must be formatted as high-resolution JPEG images at 5000 pixels at the longest dimension at 72 dpi, using sRGB profile. Each entrant must submit a caption image in the entry form that will appear in the file’s metadata/exif caption field.

 

 

Q. What if I have further questions or trouble submitting my photograph(s)?

A. If you have further questions or face any trouble submitting your photographs, please contact foci@qataramerica.org for assistance.

 

USER SUBMISSIONS

Below are submissions from other users. If you’d like to submit your own photos, you can do so on the submission page.

Architectural Value – M. Minhaj Ayaaz Jamaldeen

Caption: Traveling back from Al Khor to DECC. This amazing Arc built around the highway is such an amazing architecture which brings value to Qatar emphasizing why the country is going forward which such beautiful Architectures around the land. Location: Corniche Date: 09/19

Building Trust – Niranjan Rajendran

Caption: In the positive meaning of colors, yellow symbolizes communication and optimism. The black and white backdrop reflects the symbol of power and peace. The picture depicts how Qatar-America’s relationship was constructed and renovated through the symbol of yellow in the virtue of black and white. Location: Katara Cultural Village Date: 12/19

East-West – Vanessa Almacen

Caption: You’d have to see to believe – that across the vast desert of Brouq Nature Reserve, four steel sculptures of forty nine feet tall each stand up high to spark an unexpected experience, to deliver an amazing journey. The East-West/West-East by American artist, Richard Serra, ultimately shows the strong partnership of Qatar and the U.S. through arts. Location: Brouq Nature Reserve, Qatar Date: 02/16

As strong as steel , US and Qatar – Ajeesh Puthiyadath

Caption: The man routinely referred to as the world’s greatest living sculptor – voted third greatest living artist in a Vanity Fair poll last year Mr.Richard Serra. He said “This is the most fulfilling thing I’ve ever done”. The 4 steel pillars , gives you a point of reference in relationship to a line , stands the strongest everlasting relationship between US & Qatar. Location: Zekreet Date: 11/19

Two sailors are looking to the sea. – Marina Popova

Caption: Two sailors are looking to the sea in Doha Qatar. Pearl diving was one of Qatar’s main industries until the early 1940s when oil replaced it. Location: Katara village Doha Qatar Date: 12/19

Pilgrimage – Juan Miguel Ramirez

Caption: In the past, the Bedouins crossed the desert now these two Americans walk towards the sculptures West-East East-West of Richard Serra, in quite extreme wind and cold conditions, imitating those Bedouins of the past. Location: West East East West Zekreet Date: 03/19

Gold Finger – Karim Mulla

Caption: Thumbs-up, is a typical American gesture indicating approval and appreciation, with this giant gold finger thumb monument placed in the middle of the old and folk market (souq) Qatar is looking forward embracing cultures and arts from all over the world. Location: Souq Waqif – Doha – Qatar Date: 12/19

Wheels of Journey – Andy Nunez Orbeta

Caption: People no matter how busy find themselves pause for a while and look around. See how beautiful the roads are. Every roads leads to a destination. Every destiny leads to a successful journey only you will find out if you will take the wheel and take the road of life. Location: Al Corniche Street, West Bay Doha Date: 12/19

Prosperous – Julien Lavergne

Caption: « Prosperous »: U.S. companies, such as Bain & Company, McKinsey & Company and many American hotels like Hilton Doha, Wyndham Doha West Bay, settled in the heart of Doha, in West Bay, participate in greatly growing the country’s economy. This opportunity that the country has given these companies to develop their activity in the economic heart of Doha, in turn, brings wealth and success to both of the countries. Location: Sheraton Park, West Bay, Doha Date: 10/12

Guest – Julien Lavergne

Caption: « Guest »: Qatar offers its guests an intriguing and unique destination experience. From contemporary urban living, to the world’s most prestigious hotels, preserved heritage, open-minded cultural immersions, modern sports facilities, natural wonders, global art installations, world-class museums, relaxing desert camps, rejuvenating beaches and exhilarating adventure. Mariann Yip (@mariann_yip), travel influencer and native from New York, had the chance to live this experience as a guest in Qatar. Here in southern Qatar, in Sealine, experiencing a camel ride in the desert. Qatar is particularly committed to offering an adventure of this quality to American citizens, since many other US influencers were also invited at the end of the year to live this experience, such as Katy Perry and Maroon 5. Location: Sealine Beach, Mesaieed, Doha Date: 12/12

Friendship Never Sinks – Namrata Das

Caption: The picture shows two boats by the shore. The sea is at peace with no waves to disturb the two. They (the boats) are by each other just like two friends who are enjoying the skyline of Doha. This picturesque view gave me a feeling of friendship and harmony just like the relationship of Qatar & America. This picture shows how a small understandings can be so important for a relationship to flourish towards success. Location: MIA Park, Doha, Qatar. Date: 11/18

Friend- Ships Forever – Mohammed Muslim

Caption: The Forefront of the Photo depicts the historic trade between the two friendly nations through the mode of shipping, while the background of the photo gives us a glance of the modern-day Qatar in which American companies played a major role in building the infrastructure of the modern day Qatar. The mutually beneficial journey continues with many other major infrastructure and industrial projects currently happening and also planned for the future. Location: Doha Corniche in Qatar overlooking the Skyline of Qatar. Date: 12/19

Balloon Festival in Qatar – Jerin Zacharias

Caption: Hot air balloons festival Location: Aspire park Qatar Date: 12/19

Past meets the present. – Aflha Puliyath Hussain

Caption: KAWS (Brian Donnelly) represents his country through his art work around the world. This picture has a contrast in a way that it connects modern art and Qatari culture. It depicts the unique blend of modern art from the US and traditional lifestyle of Qatar. Location: Corniche Date: 11/19

“7” – Alden Globo

Caption: “7” is one of the iconic structures in MIA Park by the American sculpture Richard Serra. The 24-meter high structure made up of thick seven steel plates has a picture-perfect location because it is in the center of wide landscape rounded by the sea. Location: MIA Park, Doha, Qatar Date: 02/19

7 and the Skyline – Alden Globo

Caption: A monument design by American sculpture Richard Serra together with the iconic buildings of Doha Skyline. An alliance that shares diversity-supporting values and cultures empowering each other in creating and innovating its future through technological advancement and creativity. Location: MIA Park, Doha, Qatar Date: 12/19

Let’s get there together… – Shabana Bibi

Caption: The journey of Qatar America has come a long way and the two friendly nations would like to take this friendship to the next levels and new destinations together to build a better world. Location: Katara – The Cultural Village, Qatar Date: 12/19

A Hearty Relationship – Shabana Bibi

Caption: The two young Qatari girls show their love by putting on the Qatar America Flags and drawing out a Heart with their fingers denoting the close bond and love shared by the two loving nations. Location: Katara – the Cultural Village, Doha, Qatar Date: 12/19

happiness in Qatar – Mohamed Nageeb Nasr

Caption: two men participating in a spring festival in souq wakif Location: Souq wakif Date: 04/14

At the Library – Abdullah Amin

Caption: Being at such a huge and beautiful modern-designed library filled with different books from all over the world (including the US) all in one place just can’t keep people aloof. Location: Qatar National Library Date: 12/19

The Silent Protector – Sadia Raquib

Caption: Al Zubarah Fort is the oldest Military coastal guard of Qatar. Like a silent protector, U.S. has always supported Qatar in every ups and downs. Location: Al Zubarah Fort, Qatar Date: 04/19

Pathway Towards Success – Sadia Raquib

Caption: In every successful achievement of Qatar, U.S. has always showed continuous support as a true friend. Location: Al Hazm Mall, Doha Date: 02/18

The view of skyscrapers from the mystic doors. – Gopikrishna Narla

Caption: When I visited ‘Imam Muhammad bin Abdulwahhab Mosque’; I observed the skyscrapers of the Doha which reminded me of the cities of the United States. This picture captured the amazing Arabic architecture of the mosque; through the doors are the tallest buildings in Doha similar to the United States. The man passing through the doors mimicking the strong relations between the two great nations. Location: Imam Muhammad bin Abdulwahhab Mosque, Doha Date: 12/19

Red, White & Blue – oscar rialubin

Caption: Red, White & Blue – the colors of the American flag created by the airplane over the Islamic museum and the doha Skyline on the background Location: Museum of Islamic Art Doha Date: 11/18

Arches – Christian John Engelbrecht

Caption: The piece which I am submitting is an architectural photograph. The two arches which crossing over each other represent Qatar and the United Sates of America, the cables linking represent the interactions between the two through out time. The cables may represent any interaction between the the two, even an individuals journey from to the other. Taken whilst testing my new camera around Doha. Location: Arch of Qatar, located on Lusail express way at rainbow roundabout Date: 09/19

Hall – Christian John Engelbrecht

Caption: This photograph contains an optical illusion where to mirrors face each other giving us the impression that there is a endless corridor. The long hall could potentially be interpreted as Qatari and U.S. relations lasting for centuries to come. The slight curve in the hall way (due to the camera being off center) creates the impression that we do not know what is to come in the future. Taken in the elevator going up to my apartment after a lengthy photo walk. Location: Inside an elevator located in Qanat Quartier, The Pearl, Qatar Date: 11/18

One Journey One Ride – Sujan Archibald

Caption: The child holding both Qatar and American flags on two bikes shows the relationship over generations. Two riders symbolizing the journey between both nations together. Background of the developing skyline shows the continuous growth of Qatar over the years. Location: Corniche (Near Qatar Post – General Post Office) Date: 12/19

The Nomad – Sujan Archibald

Caption: A Qatari man walking through the desert, symbolizing the journey to new horizons and new places. The art in the desert is EAST-WEST / WEST-EAST by Richard Serra an American artist. The rusted steel structure depicts a stronger relationship over time that stands even in the middle of the desert. Location: EAST-WEST / WEST-EAST by Richard Serra Date: 10/19

Vision In a Vision – Sujan Archibald

Caption: A Clear reflection of the Doha Skyline in the eye. Depicting the vision the individual sees while growing with Qatar. The long relationship between the Nations where both Nations have grown can be seen in the vision and reflections through the growth of the Nation over the years. Location: Corniche (Opposite to Al Bidda Park) Date: 01/18

brothers – Lino Almuenda

Caption: The United States of America and the State of Qatar have been brothers for four decades now. Always looking for each other as a normal brothers would. Location: Doha Date: 12/19

Sally – Maryam Yousif Khalil

Caption: contrast is crucial, I learned that in my line of work, but it is also true about life in general, and I think that ‘ The US – Qatar Journey’ is the perfect modern day example of that; two rich and abundant cultures intervening together without interfering with one another to enlighten young artists and generations to come. I believe that these photographs together could somehow showcase that idea. Location: Doha Cornish Date: 12/19

Noha 3 – Noha hamed ibrahim

Caption: western girl enjoying Qatari show in wakif market Location: wakif market Date: 01/14

Noha 2 – Noha hamed ibrahim

Caption: residents couple looking for Qatar traditional gifts Location: wakif market Date: 03/14

Educate and Empower – Mohammed Thousif

Caption: The US-Qatar Journey cant be described without the noble partnership between the two nations in the field of education. For decades, the US has been a preferred destination for Qataris to obtain world-class higher education. With the establishment of Qatar Foundation in 1995, the foundation was set to bring world class education to Qatar. Weill Cornell Medical College, Texas A&M University, Georgetown University and Northwestern University are some of the premier American institutions that have a presence in Qatar. With world class universities made so accessible, Qataris in general and Qatari women in particular have progressed by leaps and bounds in all sectors. With international faculty and students in the campus, Qatar Foundation has made it possible to get an international education locally. In this photo a Qatari woman walks by the Texas A&M University at Education City. Location: Texas A&M University at Qatar Foundation Date: 12/19

The excellent boat is necessary to the good hunt. – Mahmoud Walid Ahmad Aljuhani

Caption: A traditional fisherman is preparing his boat before sailing to a fishing trip. Location: Katara beach/Katara 9th Traditional Dhow Festival Date: 12/19

Women Empowerment – Shoaib Dalvi

Caption: Women wearing a hijab doesn’t make one deprive of education, showcase their talent. The statue displays women empowerment which is visible in Qatar & USA. Location: Near Amphitheatre at Katara, Qatar Date: 11/19

Unity in Diversity – Shoaib Dalvi

Caption: Qatar has always welcomed citizens of various diversity from around the globe. People from various diversity are bonded with the brotherhood which gets displayed in the picture. Location: National Museum of Qatar Date: 11/19

The Boy – Oliver Zaruba

Caption: Over the past 40 years the Middle East and the U.S. have had tension that caused many to have a skewed view of the region. The symbiotic relationship between the U.S. and Qatar has provided myself and millions of others with an opportunity to discover the true identity of how Qataris live.The boy captured in the picture represents the infancy of my exploration in Qatar and I intend to return to grow my knowledge of Qatar in the future. Location: Islamic Museum Date: 07/19

The Premiere – Oliver Zaruba

Caption: Over the past 40 years the Middle East and the U.S. have had tension that caused many to have a skewed view of the region. The symbiotic relationship between the U.S. and Qatar has provided myself and millions of others with an opportunity to discover the true identity of how Qataris live .The person in the square represents the initials stages of young Americans in awe of the unique cultural experiences Qatar has to offer. Location: Barahat Msheireb Date: 07/19

Windows to the Future – Carl Marx Maranon

Caption: This photo depicts of how far Qatar have become since ties with U.S. Location: Qatar Islamic Museum Date: 04/17

Abayat – Edward Lued Maribong

Caption: “The eye should learn to listen before it looks.” It was an emotional story, and emotions come through much stronger in this kind of photo. Color is distracting in a way, it pleases the eye but it doesn’t necessarily reach the heart. Location: Souq Waqif (Century Market) Date: 11/19

Waail omer – Waail

Caption: اسمي وائل عمر مصور فتواغرافي منذ ٣ سنين كنت احقق نجاحاً كبيراً فحياتي التصوير والأدب وجهان لعملة واحدة يُختلف أيهما ولد قبل الآخر كالبيضة والدجاجة؛ فالكاتب المؤثر يستخدم التصوير لإيصال رؤيته لخيال القارئ. وكلما التقطت الصورة من قلب الواقع كانت أقرب للقصة؛ وكلما أبدعت مشاهد القصة في التصوير الخيالي كانت أقرب للصورة! العاطفة؛ الخيال؛ الأفكار؛ أعمدة رئيسة تحرّك أي عمل فني أو أدبي مع اختلاف أدوات التعبير الخاصة بكل فن. والرواية تحديداً من أمتع أنواع الأدب النثري وأقربها إلى فن “تصوير حياة الناس والشارع” لما تحويه من عناصر “الشخصيات؛ الفكرة؛ الحبكة؛ الحوار؛ الصياغة الفنية؛ الخيال؛ الصراع الأدبي وغيرها. ويقابلها عناصر الصورة “التكوين؛ الفكرة؛ الزاوية؛ الإضاءة؛ الظل؛ الإخراج العام ” وكلما اكتملت هذه المفردات حالفها النجاح. Location: , suq waqif , Date: 10/19

The Clear Sky – Rey Ridrigo Sanchez

Caption: Calm and clear sky while the whole people working. Location: West bay Date: 10/19

Dow of Dawn – Rey Ridrigo Sanchez

Caption: Symbolizing the craftmanship of local people serves as one of their older tradition boat. Location: Souq Al wakrah Date: 10/19

MORNING BEAUTY – KARTHI THANGAIAH

Caption: USING NIKON D7100 WITH TOKINA 11-16MM Location: DOHA CORNICHE, CALLIGRAPHY Date: 12/18

Mother care – RIAZ AHAMED

Caption: Hi. The Qatar has limited area of sand dunes. The sand dunes photographs from other parts of the world impressed me to take similar kind of that in Qatar, but the Dunes in Qatar has not that much in depth curves. So in search of that i spotted one place in Khore Al Odaid which is deep inland sea. During that time it was the time of sunset and saw the landscape with empty filling. So, i decided to place the subject of my family and decided to convey the story of mother love in the hardest situation. This frame is my favorite one and conveying the message that around the globe mother love is incomparable even in any hardest situation. Location: Khore Al Odaid – Inland Sea, Qatar Date: 03/15

Joyful Moment – RIAZ AHAMED

Caption: Hi. Souq Waqif is one of the best place in Qatar for traditional sightings. It has numerous perspective for the photographers to capture more. Each time we visit surely we get an unique frame. So inline of above one early morning visited this place for general weekend photo walk. While waiting to capture the fly of all pigeons suddenly these boys entered into the frame and meanwhile the birds started to fly so at the same second i started to click the right moment. Finally the frame conveys here the joyful moments. Location: Souq Waqif, Qatar Date: 01/17

Qatar Skyscrapers – RIAZ AHAMED

Caption: Hi. This photo was impressed me to capture the similarity in comparison of the city skyscraper of the Manhattan, New York. Most of the Qatar cityscape photograph has been captured from the view from Cornice. But i need to have unique one so when i was searching for that i spotted one construction area inside the west bay which is filled with water. In one evening i just reached there and had around that area and pointed out this angle of view with reflection and captured the moment in blue hour. The beauty here is the moon also lit up and added into the frame which gives me enough light for the scene. From this photo i am conveying the city skyscrapers are in similar between both nations. Location: Doha West Bay area Date: 09/19

Imam Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab Mosque – Juraj Patekar

Caption: Imam Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab Mosque aka The State Mosque of Qatar. Biggest and grandest Mosque in Doha Location: Doha Date: 05/19

Wining Smilies – Toh Ngai Leng

Caption: This image was captured during the 2018 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships where the US ladies won with fly colors. Simnoe Biles became the first woman to win four individual all-around gold medals. Image was capture at the end of a competition with the girls celebrating. Location: Aspire Date: 11/18

Sky is the limit – Toh Ngai Leng

Caption: This image was captured during the 2018 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships where the US ladies won with fly colors. Simnoe Biles taking the swing up to the sky bagging 4 golds from the competition. Location: Aspire Date: 11/18

Stairs to Islamic Heritage – Zeyad Tarek Mansour

Caption: Part of the U.S – Qatar Journey was influencing the Design and Construction of the marvellous Museum of Islamic Art, where the great Chinese – American architect Ieoh Ming Pei engraved his print on the architecture of the museum. The museum was perfectly designed to capture the essence of the old Islamic heritage with the new modern era design. Location: The Entrance of the Museum of Islamic Arts Date: 07/19

Lighting up the World – Zeyad Tarek Mansour

Caption: This photo expresses the beauty of the development of structure over the years inspired by the U.S – Qatar Journey. It shows a glimpse of the future through the eyes of the past. The complex yet beautiful design of the Fanar building shining through the historic Souq Waqif alleys. Location: Souq Waqif Date: 02/19

Ready Money is like Aladdin’s lamp – Rohan Ramrao Patil

Caption: The caption “ Ready Money is Like Aladdins lamp” itself defines that qatar with its oil resources like any other gulf countries is become like a ready money awailable for any expat Americans living in Qatar for job opportunities and infrastructure growth for Qatar American unity . Location: Souq waqif doha qatar Date: 08/19

برقع – سرالختم فؤاد سرالختم عبدون

Caption: تبادل الثقافات بين امريكا وقطر و رؤية العادات والتقاليد والسياحه والترفيه Location: سوق واقف Date: 11/19

Iron Horse – Alvin Bongon

Caption: American iron horse on Qatar Road (corniche) Location: Corniche, Doha, Qatar Date: 03/15

HELPING HANDS – Mark Calora

Caption: This photo, that was taken at Aspire Zone resembles US-Qatar Jorney. The “Two Hands” reflects how US and Qatar help each other to achieve their bilateral agreements. The “Book” shows US-Qatar Educational Ties, such hundreds of Qatari students study in US and US Universities have banch in Qatar’s Education City. The “Torch Tower” shines as a symbol of Enlightenment and Hope, similar to the Torch of Statue of Liberty. Location: Aspire Zone Date: 06/16

THE BRIDGE – Mark Calora

Caption: This photo, that was taken at Aspire Park resembles US-Qatar Jorney. The “Bridge” stands as Progress, Connections and Stability of both countries. Location: Aspire Park Date: 05/15

NAVIGATING THE FUTURE – ROY DELOS REYES

Caption: US AND QATAR SHARE A COMMON GOAL IN PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY. THAT EVERYONE HAS ITS OWN ROLE IN CREATING A BETTER SOCIETY. THESE KIDS WEARING THEIR RESPECTED MILITARY UNIFORMS WERE PLAYING THE QATAR COAST GUARD NAVIGATION SIMULATOR AT THE DARB ALSAAI FESTIVAL. SHOWING THEIR FIRM AND READINESS TO TAKE THE RESPONSIBILITY IN PROTECTING THEIR NATIONAL INTEREST EVEN AT THEIR OWN FUN TIME. Location: DARB ALSAAI, DOHA Date: 12/19

First Rays of Hope – Nabin Adhikari

Caption: “First Rays of Hope” Through this photographs this place is considered one of the best location for tourists within Doha, Qatar. Location: Souq Waqif Date: 08/17

The Paradise of Qatar – Siddiqul Albar

Caption: How secure are the natives and the natives in the hands of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani., as far as their homeland and administration are concerned. Location: Al Wakrarah Date: 12/19

“A Great Alliance of Two Places” – Lemuel Chris Celerio Sasan

Caption: Doha Skyline Where Mostly Business Happens. Its Shows How fast Growing City it is, Qatar is one of the Top Successful Cities in the World and Behind those Success it includes US-QATAR 40 Years Alliance. Helping One Another is Big impact towards Success! After all Qatar Facing Trials and Difficulties (Ups and Down) Still US shows how strong alliance they Have for Qatar. Also Shows this Picture How Amazing Doha Skyline Successful Together US-Qatar Through the Years. Long Live! Location: Museum of islamic arts of Qatar at the Back of it. You found a Coffee shop. Date: 10/17

Lighting KAWS – Melanie Sandicho

Caption: The picture shows that even in our darkest hour there’s always someone at our side to give us an opportunity to have the courage to face the world. Location: Fire Station Date: 11/19

SOUQ – Aser

Caption: First place to go for a travelling people in qatar, buy stuff and love the place and the ambiance is just perfect! Location: Corniche road SOUQ Date: 02/19

Sunset at Al Wakra – Jishnu

Caption: Al Wakra Beach Location: Wakra Date: 08/19

The gold time – Leonardo Reyes

Caption: I shot this photo in one of my favoriteplace in Doha The”Souq Waqif” in particular one small corner the light coming from the roof for small window making a particular light mixing with the dark place .But when I saw the gentleman looking the gold store . I say my self “I can not miss this moment” Location: Doha Date: 12/16

28th Tower – Aroos mohammed mohammed musharrif

Caption: 28th tower Location: Pear Qatar Date: 11/19

Traval picture – Aroos mohammed mohammed musharrif

Caption: Evening click Location: Dafna Date: 11/19

East Meets West – Tracy Kassandra Castro

Caption: A culturally-diverse group of international students, some of who are American, hike the desert towards Zekreet near the East-West sculpture. Location: Brouq nature reserve Date: 11/19

ninocoy – Franconino Pepino

Caption: blue hours for stronger relationship qatar american Location: souq waqif doha qatar Date: 10/14

KAWS & Effect – Knowell C’zar Batao

Caption: KAWS from the US, shared his exhibit with Qatar. Two countries coinciding thru artistic measures. Location: Doha Fire Station Date: 10/19

Limitless – Knowell C’zar Batao

Caption: KAWS wall art breaking free from the limitations set by society. Location: Doha Fire Station Date: 10/19

The Foundation – Karen Joyce Dungo

Caption: Nothing can beat a strong foundation Location: Katara Date: 11/18

Qatari traditional Chandelier – Mark Vinshon Santos

Caption: I might not be the brightest bulb in the chandelier, but I’m pretty good at getting most of the other bulbs to light up. Location: Souq Wakif of Art Date: 08/19

Rays of hope – Tamim Ahmad Baba

Caption: They dance with flare, as the sun smiles on the US – Qatar relationship build on security, stability and mutual respect. A journey worth celebrating. Location: Souq Waqif Date: 01/19

coffee lover – maricris cantalejo paaño

Caption: a Feast of coffee is in the city of Doha! I love how all of the coffe cups recycled to make like this design. Once a coffee lover always a coffee lover. Location: Doha Date: 02/19

Rendezvous at dawn between culture and art – Mohamad Salim Nasri

Caption: Rendezvous at dawn between culture and art; through time art remains the highest form of flourishing cultural mingling. Location: MIA Park Date: 11/19

Dine with Qatar – Rezwin Farhan

Caption: Cafe which reflects the taste and ambience to beauty of Qatar Location: Corniche Date: 09/19

He Eats Alone – Not – Noman Quadri

Caption: Holiday – a sculpture by international art wizard Brian Donnelly a.k.a KAWS caused a frenzy amongst Qatari nationals and residents alike when it was installed in the center of the Corniche – the heart of Doha. The enthusiasm and joy at this site is an enlightening example of how art can transcend borders and unite two very contrasting cultures. This American masterpiece that is hailed all across the world for a powerful message of peace and calm during all times has been personally endorsed and advertised by the royal family in Doha and is the brainchild of Her Highness Sheikha Mayassa B.H. Al Thani, serving as a prime example of U.S – Qatar relations in every aspect. Location: Dhow Harbour at the Doha Corniche Date: 11/19

Perceval by Sarah Lucas-A slice of british culture – Anzar Abdul Aziz

Caption: Perceval is a bronze sculpture of a shire horse. At 2.3 meters tall by 4 meters long, it is life-size. The horse leads a cart containing giant marrows, cast in cement to contrast with the finish of the painted bronze.It reflects the U.S.-Qatar Journey theme. Location: Aspire park Date: 09/19

Corniche walk – Harendra nishshanka

Caption: Doha city view from corniche Location: Corniche Doha Date: 03/19

– Nina Znidersic

Caption: Couple from U.S. on the edge of Qatary Desert Location: Qatar desert Date: 06/18

keeping culture for modernization – renchel serisola

Caption: the pictures shows how Qatar keep the culture and tradition while moving forward on a fast pace modernization and development of the country.keeping up in todays technology and system, but still looking back on where it all came from and where it all started. Location: museum of islamic art Date: 11/19

HAMAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – SHABEER KARUTHEDATH

Caption: HIA QATAR THE LATEST GATEWAY OF QATAR AND AMERICAN JOURNEY Location: HAMAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Date: 04/19

KAWS INSTALLATION – SHABEER KARUTHEDATH

Caption: KAWS THE INSTALLATION OF US BORN ARTIST BRIAN DONNELLY Location: DOHA CORNESH Date: 11/19

Robert Cernat – Robert Cernat

Caption: Passion Location: Corniche Date: 09/19

Robert Cernat – Robert Cernat

Caption: Behind every photo there’s a story Location: Doha/ Corniche/ Islamic museum (MIA) Date: 10/19

Past future and present – Abdul Saleem

Caption: This picture taken from Helicopter, i this picture we can see the past future and present, As the dhows represents the past, The helicopter represents the future and the skyline of Doha represents the presents (as my view) Location: Doha Cornich shot from Helicopter Date: 01/17

ninicoy – Franconino Pepino

Caption: traditional boat of qatar with modern building of qatar for stronger relationship qatar america Location: qatar islamic museum doha qatar Date: 07/15

Unity through Music – Karasinghe Arachchige Hashan Chandrasekara

Caption: Just imagine you hear great American country songs in blooming Qatar while enjoying delicious Qatari Foods! Indeed, you must feel you are at the top of the world. This snap was taken during the Qatar International Food Festival 2018. It was a mesmerizing evening with the AFCENT band, as they rocked the crowd with their popular American rock-n-roll classics. It was an epic day because the audience did not consist of distinguished Qatar citizens but all the other nationalities as well. This event can be considered as the best example to prove how American Music help to share unity, prosperity, and happiness among the other countries. Location: Hotel Park Doha Date: 03/18

Doha Dhow Port – Deborah Middleton

Caption: Near downtown Doha, Qatar, Dhows are moored near the shore, all proudly flying the Qatar national flag. Just as Americans fly the stars and stripes from their boats Location: Souq Waqif/Corniche Date: 08/18

Pharoah-Eagle Owl Up Close – Deborah Middleton

Caption: The striking orange eyes of the Pharoah-Eagle Owl (Bubo ascalaphus) bring a feeling of beauty and wisdom. The name of this Arabic owl, native to Qatar, is in itself a symbol of the US-Qatar relationship. With the US national bird being the eagle. Location: Doha, Qatar Date: 12/18

Equestrian Patrol – Deborah Middleton

Caption: Two men patrolling Souq Waqif in Doha on horseback. The imagery of horseback riding sheriffs brings to mind the US cowboys and the Wild West. The Arabic men in their thobes brings us back to the Middle East. Location: Souq Waqif Date: 03/19

Souq waqif – Anil kumar

Caption: Beautiful night view from souq waqif Location: Souq waqif Date: 04/19

Aspire view – Anil kumar

Caption: Photo taken with sony alpha 6000, the stunning view of tourch tower in a scenic landscape view Location: Aspire park Date: 06/19

Overjoy – Joel Pertez

Caption: It’s the Journey not the destination. US – Qatar Relationship and cultural ties goes through a four decade of harmonious, prosperous and enriched relationship between the two communities. Just like the Water well, with its’ gentle waters and purity a never ending flow of blessings and prosperity, over flowing with joy, peace, happiness and love towards one another. Location: Souq Waqif Date: 01/19

CAMP ON THE SHORE – Lani

Caption: Al Zubarah Fort is a historic Qatari Military Fortress built in 1938 about 105 kms from Doha the capital of Qatar. Location: Northwestern coast of the Qatar Peninsula Date: 05/19

A dream – Ahmed Abdel Hamid Shaaban

Caption: People from US always visit this place Location: Souq Waqif Date: 10/19

Look up! Msheireb Downtown! – Kimberley John Reyes

Caption: Here is my photograph that was taken at Msheireb Downtown Doha during the last Eid al-Adha. I had to wake up earlier than usual to capture the surroundings during its golden hour. Since this is my first time exploring this part of Doha, I decided to read a little bit of the place. Msheireb Downtown was designed by leading architects, city planners, and engineers to which many of them are from the US. This depicts a strong trust of Qatar to the American construction designers in which the project features sustainable designs that comply with the Global Sustainability Assessment System and will produce less waste and significantly reduce the carbon footprint. This mega project, in my opinion, will also become a symbol of the Qatar-US cultural ties that will remain unwavering for many generations to come. Location: Msheireb Downtown Doha Date: 08/19

Parched Pigeons – Kimberley John Reyes

Caption: Parched pigeons drinking thirstily from the old well fountain at the iconic landmark in Souq Waqif. This popular landmark in Doha is probably as old if not older as the Qatar-US four-decade-long partnership. A partnership that helped set the standard to what Qatar has become in the present and will continue to flourish incessantly. Location: Old Well Fountain Souq Waqif Date: 05/19

The Standing Market – Kimberley John Reyes

Caption: Souq Waqif means “The Standing Market.” There’s something about this place that I couldn’t get enough of. Perhaps it’s the architecture and its vibrant tone. Or maybe the diverse people from all walks of life. I guess both. In this particular photo in one of the alleyways of Souq, I encountered a handful of American tourists flocking at souvenir shops hoping to buy a handful of meaningful merchandise to bring back to their loved ones at home. Location: Souq Waqif Date: 05/19

Food – Aamir Abbas

Caption: Building Qatar into a great nation by arranging Food Festival of various cultural food for the people. Location: Oxygen Park- Qatar Date: 03/19

Mahjid – Basant

Caption: Salam walekum Location: Doha Date: 12/01

Natural – Basant

Caption: Namste Location: Doha Date: 03/26

Every sunset is an opportunity to reset – Nishan Ravi

Caption: Every sunset is an opportunity to reset Location: MIA park qatar Date: 05/17

Long exposure photography – Riyaju din miya

Caption: The new National Museum of Qatar gives voice to the unique story of Qatar and its people from earliest times to the present day and onwards … Location: Qatar national museum Date: 10/19

Being in the desert was brilliant and it was hard 👣 – Muhammed Imtiaz – MohammedImtiazulHaque

Caption: This photo shows how the qatari people walked alone in desert and after that how people civilized them for the future having support America Location: Sealine Beach Date: 10/19

dunes at mesaieed – muhamed yasar

Caption: Qatar mesaieed sand dunes is a better place for desert safari. very nice location with sea shore. Location: mesaieed Date: 04/09

Culture – Aamir Abbas

Caption: Building Qatar into a great nation through culture to make strong ties between two great countries… Location: Katara Date: 03/19

Season – Aamir Abbas

Caption: Building Qatar into a great nation through education platform between two great countries. Location: Education City-Oxygen Park Date: 03/19

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do👣-Muhammedimtiaz – MohammedImtiazulHaque

Caption: This photo reflects the door between qatar and america , the gate of love , how they supported each other always and came so much ahead Location: Crescent park, Lusail Date: 10/19

Night life in Doha – Muhammedimtiaz – MohammedImtiazulHaque

Caption: This photo reflects the modern life of qatar & the skyscrapers of qatar related and similar to America Location: Corniche Doha Date: 08/19

When sun rises – Faiz koyassan kath

Caption: Building Qatar into a great nation… The strong ties between two great countries… Location: Musheirib Down town Date: 02/18

Travellers dream – Faiz koyassan kath

Caption: The ocean is where all the trade and alliances began… The first trade route of all countries… Location: Museum of Islamic art Date: 05/16

Harmony – Charles Frank L. Caramihan

Caption: The image depicts the iconic 7 sculpture by American artist and sculptor Richard Serra which is complemented by the seemingly joyful date palm trees. Date palm trees, being one of Qatar’s national product, are planted to the path leading to the 7 sculpture. Additionally, a silhouette of two individuals portraying the harmonious relationship with each other is included in the image symbolizing the amicable relationship between Qatar and America. Location: Museum of Islamic Art Park, in Doha, Qatar Date: 10/19

– Fadi Algizouli Mohamed adam

Caption: Qatar national day Location: Qatar Date: 12/18

Secret Garden – Latifa Abdulla Mohammed Mubarak Al-Darwish

Caption: Wondering around the organically grown neighborhood, where planning roads and lands was newly introduced, one could come across houses that has a life of their own. Surprising and authentic are theses neighborhoods, and so is the nature of analog photography. This photo is about discovering a secret garden, just like Mary in the British born American novelist Fraces Hodgson Burnett novel The Secret Garden. Location: Al-Wakra Date: 01/16

Jassim – Latifa Abdulla Mohammed Mubarak Al-Darwish

Caption: The organic feel of the unplanned moment, unplanned flare, and surprising outcome is what makes analog photography unique. There is a missing sense of authenticity in today’s digital world. Or it might be just nostalgia. The nostalgic sense is represented in the school bus that has a universal value in many countries around the world reminding them of school busses. Location: Al-Wakra Date: 01/16

– Sara ibrahim alhashemi

Caption: We breath the same air Location: corniche doha Date: 03/19

air view of qatar – Madasamy periyasamy

Caption: 1992, Qatar has built intimate military ties with the United States, Bilateral relations are strong, with the United States and Qatar. Location: Near MIA park, cornice Qatar Date: 12/18

Pearl qatar – Madasamy periyasamy

Caption: Two towers to be like two sides enjoy a long-standing and multi-faceted military relationship based on shared goals: combat terrorism, promote regional security and stability, and combat criminal threats in the Gulf. Location: Entrance of pearl Date: 10/17

– Madasamy periyasamy

Caption: Qatar and US journey is like pearl with beautiful sky… Location: ABRAJ TOWER, PEARL QATAR Date: 07/19

Spiral Tower – Fanar – Jeffrey Marquez

Caption: Fanar – Qatar Islamic Cultural Center also known as Abdullah Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Center is is an iconic building situated near Souq Waqif. This photo reflects ‘The US -Qatar Journey’ theme because of building’s architectural design. It has a very strong look outside but very cultural and full of knowledge inside. The same goes to US – Qatar relationship. Their journey together for how many years made their relationship stronger by showing respect and accepting each others’ cultural differences. Location: Doha, Qatar Date: 01/18

Museum of Islamic Art – Jeffrey Marquez

Caption: Museum of Islamic Art is one of the famous landmarks in Doha and a must visit place in Town. This photo reflects ‘The US-Qatar Journey’ theme because of the purple sun set which you usually spot in the afternoon from MIA Park. The color purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power and ambition which I personally believe that these 2 countries have in common. Location: Doha, Qatar Date: 09/19

Alone in Doha – Etibar Jafarov

Caption: Travelling alone Location: doha Date: 06/19

Doha creek – Althaf Nazeer

Caption: Before petroleum Gas and petrol or even tourism, it was fishing that made the fortune for this pearl of country. So the vessels and creek has its own identity Location: Doha corniche creek Date: 08/19

One day in Qatar – Etibar Jafarov

Caption: it was one day in qatar today Location: from islamic museum Date: 05/19

Life – Balakrishna Mudde

Caption: The Life starts here Location: Sealine Beach Date: 04/17

Museum of Islamic Art – Minas Stratigos

Caption: A long exposure fine art image to capture the time in a still image. Location: Museum Of Islamic Art Date: 03/18

Palace – Minas Stratigos

Caption: A long exposure fine art image to capture the time in a still image. Location: Al Rayyan Palace, Doha, Qatar Date: 03/18

Doha Skyline – Minas Stratigos

Caption: A long exposure fine art image to capture the time in a still image demonstrating the vast development of Doha’s skyline. Location: Doha Corniche Date: 03/16

Dusty Desert – W.A.S.G. Chathuranga

Caption: If you find yourself living in Doha then seeing a Camel race is an opportunity that you shouldn’t miss. Although you might feel a bit overwhelmed by the smell especially if you’re very close to the racing camels and oh yea, did I mention that the winning camel could demand as much as 10 million Qatari riyals plus a grand prize of another 10 million Qatari riyals as a winner during the race in February. Camel racing is one of the most prestigious events for the locals. The race track is approximately 10 kilometers long. The camel owners in theirs 4x4s drive parallelly along the race track to control the camel with a remote controlled whip. Honking is another tactic used to race the camel. The race roughly lasts for about 11-13 minutes. This is probably the only track race in the world where you’re not a sitting spectator, you can drive along the race track behind the 4x4s of the remote controlling jockeys. Races took place in an interval of 5-10 minutes after completion of the previous race. These racing camels are well fed and groomed to be fit for the race. The camels foam at their mouth to prevent overheating of their bodies. You can get up close to the camels and their handlers to click interesting pictures. This is one of the must go events if you’re in Qatar unless you regret it later if you don’t, there are some of my random clicks,cheers! Location: Al […]

The race – W.A.S.G. Chathuranga

Caption: Camel Racing – Al Shahaniya Racetrack If you find yourself living in Doha then seeing a Camel race is an opportunity that you shouldn’t miss. Although you might feel a bit overwhelmed by the smell especially if you’re very close to the racing camels and oh yea, did I mention that the winning camel could demand as much as 10 million Qatari riyals plus a grand prize of another 10 million Qatari riyals as a winner during the race in February. Camel racing is one of the most prestigious events for the locals. The race track is approximately 10 kilometers long. The camel owners in theirs 4x4s drive parallelly along the race track to control the camel with a remote controlled whip. Honking is another tactic used to race the camel. The race roughly lasts for about 11-13 minutes. This is probably the only track race in the world where you’re not a sitting spectator, you can drive along the race track behind the 4x4s of the remote controlling jockeys. Races took place in an interval of 5-10 minutes after completion of the previous race. These racing camels are well fed and groomed to be fit for the race. The camels foam at their mouth to prevent overheating of their bodies. You can get up close to the camels and their handlers to click interesting pictures. This is one of the must go events if you’re in Qatar unless you regret it later if you don’t, Location: Al Shahaniya […]

Museum of Islamic Art – Pinu Rahman

Caption: A museum located on one end of the seven kilometers long Corniche in the Qatari capital, Doha. Per the architect I. M. Pei’s specifications, the museum is built on an island off an artificial projecting peninsula near the traditional dhow harbor Location: doha Date: 04/19

Sunset Sunrise – Ana May Dominique Mamhot de Dios

Caption: The photo signifies the setting of the sun in Qatar and the rising of the Sun in the US. It tells the story of a great natural balance. A natural phenomenon, not only scientific but also politically. A great partnership-opportunity taking place of two different worlds. Location: Katara Beach Date: 02/18

Souq Waqif – Elmer B. Anchorez

Caption: Unity Photo Location: Souq Waqif Doha Qatar Date: 12/18

Pigeon Games – Gary O’Connor

Caption: Children all over the world love to play Location: Souq Waqif Date: 12/16

The Souq Light – Gary O’Connor

Caption: The light that shines through the narrow alleys of Souq Waqif, is the same light that shines down on every nation in the world, we are all connected by the light. Location: Souq Waqif Date: 10/13

Shamnas – Shamnas sulaiman pilakkattu meethal

Caption: A walk to remember Location: Doha Date: 07/19

Keep move on – Shamnas sulaiman pilakkattu meethal

Caption: Qatar rocks Location: Shamal beach Date: 05/19

Museum Of Islamic Art – James Ngai Msuya

Caption: Museum of Islamic Art is another attractive site visited by US residents who visit Qatar, now that Qatar Airways has flights to over 20 states in the US hence increasing the number of tourists who visit Qatar. Ties between the US and Qatar have been strengthened since they both embrace multi-culture relations and diversity Location: MIA Park, Doha Date: 03/19

National Museum Of Qatar – James Ngai Msuya

Caption: Qatar Museum has been one of the most attractive sites for US residents who visit Qatar, now that Qatar Airways has flights to over 20 states in the US hence increasing the number of tourists who visit Qatar. Ties between the US and Qatar have been strengthened since they both embrace multi-culture relations and diversity Location: Museum Park Street, Doha Date: 04/19

dafna skyline – selim bahri

Caption: i try to find the best angle and take a silent shot like this morning … Location: dafna qatar Date: 12/16

Souk wagef – Ghrissi Abdallah

Caption: This photo of Souk Waqif Make you know the original ofthis place and traditional place Verry nice place Location: Souk Waqif Date: 07/19

A Beautiful Reflection in Souq Waqif – Selim Bahri

Caption: I tried to capture the reflection of the beautiful sunrise on the small cabin and this is the shot I’ve got … Location: Souq Waqif Date: 01/17

Father and Son’s Game – Jusyl Santos

Caption: The relationship between US and Qatar is like the father and son relationship. Love is the fuel between the two. And no matter what happens, the father is always there for his son. Location: Lusail City Doha Qatar Date: 11/18

Light & Symmetry – Michael

Caption: Museum of Islamic Art Location: MIA Date: 08/19

MIA QATAR – James Ngai Msuya

Caption: Museum of Islamic Art is another attractive site visited by US residents who visit Qatar, now that Qatar Airways has flights to over 20 states in the US hence increasing the number of tourists who visit Qatar. Ties between the US and Qatar have been strengthened since they both embrace multi-culture relations and diversity Location: MIA Park, Doha Date: 03/19

Rainy Morning – Selim Bahri

Caption: I was always inspired by the U.S. skylines so I decided to take some pictures of the Qatari skyline and this is the results. Location: Dafna, West Bay Date: 12/16