Thursday, December 23, 2010

My Photos in an Exhibition

This post is about what I have been up to the past two weeks, and that is preparing for my very first photography exhibition. How exciting, right?!

I got inspired by an article I read online a while ago. The idea was to exhibit your photos in a public place instead of a rented exhibition hall. I really liked this idea, since it's my very first exhibition.

So all I need to do was print the photos, how hard would that be. Well, apparently, it's not as easy as you may have imagined. First there's the "theme" issue. Picking a bunch of your favorite photos randomly won't do. And I wanted something different, instead of picking a theme that involved lots of flowers.
After much consideration, I decided on a theme, but discovered later on that there are only three photos in my archives that fit the criteria and aren't flowers. If you're an artist or a photographer like myself, you would know how much of a pain it is to try to make something "artistic" and "unique" under pressure!
So, the theme had to be changed in order to allow more flower shots in.

Ok, so the theme is decided, the photos are ready, now I need to print them. Piece of cake, or so I thought.
I won't get into much details and write about the agony I went through, but I'll say that I was suffering. Finding the right studio to print your photos the way you want is not as simple as it should be! Maybe in a more civilized country it is.. but not here. (no offense)

Long story short, after a week of searching and going from one place to another, I printed the photos. I thought they would never get done in time, but alhamdulilah, I picked them up last night, and I'm lovin' them!!

 It all happened so quickly, I needed more time to advertise, but I wanted to do this before 2010 ends, and this weekend is my last chance. It has been like running a marathon this past week, I'm so glad this is over, and now I can rest and wait for Saturday to come.

So if you happened to live in Cairo, please stop by! Unless you're one of those online stalkers, then that certainly would be weird.

This exhibition is dedicated to all of you lovely people out there who have shown support over the past two years! And of course my very special family


UmmUmarNY said...

How nice!!! and what an accomplishment!!!! Will you post a few pictures of the event?!!! I would love to see it!! OH... and I'll post an Advertisement for you on my blog... who knows who 'stalks' my site and lives in Cairo!!! Good luck!!! I'm sure it will be a success.. and lots of fun!! :D

Sara سارة said...

Assalaam Alaikum sister Mariam,

What a wonderful idea! MashaAllah. May the exhibition be successful. I'm sure it will be considering how beautiful your photography is. ♥

And yes, please post pictures of the event.

Mariam said...

Thank you UmmUmar!! That's very nice of you!! Jazaky Allah khair!

And Sarah, wa alykom alsalam! Thanks for your lovely comment!!

Yes inshallah I will be posting photos of the event! Will let you all know how everything turns out!

Mariam said...

Btw, UmmUmar, for some reason I can't view your profile. Is your blog private?

UmmUmarNY said...

@Mariam, no my blog is public! Let me know if you still have problems getting to it.. :D

Mariam said...

Hmm.. I'm clicking on your name, and the page says "profile not available".
Maybe if you could just copy and paste the direct link?

Yara aka Butterfly2729 said...

Mashallah very happy for you.
I will share this around inshallah.

Yara aka Butterfly2729 said...

linked here>>!/pages/Butterfly2729/304312571263

UmmUmarNY said...

So sorry Mariam! I will look into that, but yes, the link is:

أم ترافيس said...

Yay! mashaa Allah!

Stephanie said...

Wow congratulations. You're photgraphy is wonderful and you deserve it. Have fun and best of luck.

Love and Sugar said...


you are one talented sister and you should have your work published! MashaAllah mabroook! InshaAllah you'll go far. :)

muslimwife23 said...

salam sister,

hope you are well. just wanted to say I find your blogs to be interesting!

take care! :)

Sabirah said...


That is so cool!

I am so excited for you!! I would love to see photos from the event!!

May Allah (swt) make it a successful event! Have lots of fun!