,the Chairperson of Qatar Museums.
The two weeks solo exhibition by the French Syrian prominent photojournalist Ammar Abd Rabbo was jointly organized by the Cultural Village Foundation-Katara and the Embassy of France in Doha.
The French ambassador along with their Excellences, the Syrian ambassador, Japanese ambassador and the Ecuadorian ambassador in Doha were also present during the event.
Over 30 photographs were showcased during Peace to Aleppo Exhibition to document both the extraordinary and mundane aspects of everyday life in the war torn city of Aleppo, while the city is being besieged and may suffer from hunger and shortages like other cities in Syria.
Speaking on the occasion, HE Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim al Sulaiti said: "Hosting this important exhibition by the prominent photojournalist Ammar Abd Rabbo stems from Katara keenness to continuously support the art of photography as a significant mechanism to disseminate awareness on the importance of photographs at conveying messages of peace on the regional and international levels."
"Through his outstanding exhibition, Ammar Abd Rabbo succeeded at depicting the tragedy of the besieged plighted people in Aleppo. It is a real manifestation of the daily suffering of people in Aleppo." Katara General Manager added.
For his part, the French ambassador in Doha, HE. Eric Chevallier, said: "After five years of the calls by Syrian people for dignity and freedom, this exhibition is intend to stress the fact that the Syrian people persist on surviving while they are suffering due to their calls for democracy and freedom."
His Excellency Eric Chevallier pointed out that this exhibition is being held as part of the Francophone days in a bid to stress the human value of solidarity as an integrated part of culture.