Kuwaiti photographers to showcase work in exhibition

‘Wild Moments: Through the Lens of Kuwaiti Photographers’ will feature the works of Kuwaiti photographers.
Updated 22 October 2017

Kuwaiti photographers to showcase work in exhibition

Contemporary Art Platform (CAP) is hosting a photography exhibition series to showcase the work of Kuwaiti photographers.
“Wild Moments: Through the Lens of Kuwaiti Photographers” will feature the works of Kuwaiti photographers Mohammed Al-Kandari, Majed Al-Zaabi, Mohammed Khorshed and Maitham Al-Misry. It will be their first exhibition using fine art limited edition prints in Kuwait. The exhibition will open at 11 a.m. on Saturday and continue until Nov. 28.
According to CAP, the work of Kuwaiti photographers is brought together “to celebrate Mother Nature and the mesmerizing creatures of her animal kingdom.”
This exhibition’s four photographers have collected several awards and received international recognition from world-renowned competitions and organizations, such as the National Geographic, Al-Thani International Photography Contest, American Photography Federation, Hamdan bin Rashed Contest, Maria Luisa Contest in Spain and Austria Photography Contest.
The organizers said the photographs featured in the exhibition have been selected due to their stunning technical quality, inspiring subjects and artistic direction. Each of the photographs elevates its animal subject either by abstracting its form or by highlighting its personality.
Contemporary Art Platform (CAP) is a non-profit private organization dedicated to developing and supporting the arts in Kuwait and throughout the region. CAP is one of the largest exhibition spaces in the region founded in 2011 by art collector Amer Huneidi. The gallery space has presented exhibitions of established and international artists, as well as emerging and local artists through collective, thematic shows mainly curated by Arab and international curators.
CAP hosts regular workshops in the Studio Space, where youth and children are invited to learn from local and visiting artists. Artist talks and panel discussions are presented in conjunction with exhibitions, exhibition tours are offered to school groups and film screenings are shown regularly. CAP’s library holds over 2,000 titles and is the largest public art book library in Kuwait.

Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Updated 12 December 2018

Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Careem held the first edition of its Captain’s Excellence Award Ceremony in Riyadh on Saturday. The event, which will be held annually, was the first-of-its-kind in the region and welcomed over 300 top-performing “captains” (Careem drivers) across the Kingdom. 

The captains were awarded based on different criteria such as: Captains with the highest number of trips, highest (customer-given) ratings and longest serving captains. Rewards were also handed out to captain ambassadors, i.e. those with the highest number of referrals and captains that were given a special shoutout on social media by customers for their dedication to their service. Several rewards were handed out along with the grand prize, a brand new car. 

Abdulla Elyas, chief people officer and co-founder of Careem, opened the event with an ode to the captains in attendance, thanking them for their service and commitment in driving impact through meaningful initiatives across the Kingdom. Some of these initiatives included the vaccination campaign in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, which helped more than 100,000 men, women and children across 17 cities get vaccinated in their own homes. Careem also collaborated with Bupa Arabia during Ramadan this year to donate clothes from customers to people in need, where over 180,000 donations were collected. 

Elyas also announced Careem’s partnership with Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP) in delivering the first installment of cars for the empowerment of people with special needs. The foundation, chaired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, will provide a number of cars over the course of seven years to men and women of the Society for Physically Disabled Adults (Harakia) after being trained.

“Our captains are the lifeblood of our business and we wanted to celebrate these men and women for helping us achieve our mission of simplifying and improving the lives of people in the Kingdom,” Elyas said. 

“We are proud to have 395,000 ‘captainahs’ (female drivers) and captains registered with us to date in Saudi Arabia, providing over 122 million rides. This ceremony is our small way to thank them for their service and reward them for the hard work they put in every day so that people have a safe way to get around. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today” 

Muaaed Al-Saeed, a representative from the Public Transport Authority (PTA), said: “We are excited to have you all; you have overcome each obstacle you were faced with in a short span of time and for that we are extremely proud.” 

He added: “On this occasion, I convey the regards of PTA President Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih. The participation of myself and Majed Al-Zahrani, PTA general manager, is proof of our support to all the captains.”