Why 56? Why?

Why 56? Why?

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To anyone who has spent even a little time in Bahrain recently, they would probably be familiar with, or have been taken to the now pretty famous closed shop in the old Manama souq to stand against it and take some pictures.The abandoned shop's door was taken over by Bahraini ...

A Global Perspective Photography Exhibition

A Global Perspective Photography Exhibition

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I consider my photography exhibition currently at Mashq Art Space entitled A Global Perspective as my first "real" exhibition. I'm happy with the impact it has had and the number of visitors who have dropped in. I'm also thrilled to have received some valuable feedback and comments from visitors. I ...

First Photography Exhibition

First Photography Exhibition

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I'm thrilled to announce that a collection of my photography will be exhibited from 11 - 14 April 2018 at Words Bookstore & Café in Palm Square on the Budaiya highway. Please visit if you can. A Global Perspective: A collection of photographs from around the world by Mahmood Al-YousifA photograph ...

(Alleged) Corruption at BCCI

(Alleged) Corruption at BCCI

I don't believe that the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry is in a good state. It hasn't been looking after the business community for quite a while and to most businesses in Bahrain, it's dead but somebody forgot to officially bury it.To wit, what we hear from the BCCI ...

The Ritual is a MINA Film Festival Finalist!

The Ritual is a MINA Film Festival Finalist!

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Remember my short film The Ritual? The one I featured in this post? Well, I received notification a few days ago that it was actually a finalist in the MINA film festival in Australia! Very stoked ;)Here's the certificate I received for my efforts.Stoked!Now this prods me forward to submit more ...

Art. As a utility to fill space.

Art. As a utility to fill space.

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Art is in the eye of the beholder. True. No one can define what is and what is not art either as it is a very subjective and emotive thing.To me, art must serve a purpose. And it must raise more questions than provide answers. It is this particular faculty ...

The Ritual

The Ritual

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https://youtu.be/Abuj9jUfG6M Life is a series of rituals. This is ours. This is our Friday. Frances and I spend the day together and walk in Bahrain City Centre normally - for those not from this area, people can't walk outside especially in the summer, and malls are big enough, interesting enough, and very ...

Congratulations! #DurazSiege is One Year Old.

Congratulations! #DurazSiege is One Year Old.

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Yep. One year. A full city of over twenty thousand souls has been under siege for one full year, since 20 June 2016. How about that? It must qualify for a world record of some kind and I know that this is the reason it is really in place, to pin ...

Saying NO to the Shock Doctrine

Saying NO to the Shock Doctrine

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My friend Doug Doulton shared this on his Facebook timeline:https://www.facebook.com/theinterceptflm/videos/1356564564392593/ In it, Naomi Klein states: Shock. It’s a word that has come up a lot since November— for obvious reasons.I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about shock. Ten years ago, I published “The Shock Doctrine,” an investigation that spanned four decades ...

Is the #DurazSiege at an end?

Is the #DurazSiege at an end?

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I woke up with a start two or three times last night and couldn't figure out why.... Then it dawned on me. The quiet. No police helicopters buzzing overhead at low altitude. In the vicinity of Duraz, we see and hear helicopters flying at relatively low altitude day and night. Every single day since ...