Open Space Gallery

Muslim Communities In Venezuela” Photography Exhibition

14 APRIL –  31 MAY 2015

This photography exhibition portrays the beauty and serenity of Muslim communities in Venezuela. This exhibition has featured the collection by Laila Chemekh Saab, a renowned Syrian-Venezuelan photographer. Her photographs display a subtlety beauty of people from the Muslim communities living in Venezuela.  Venezuela, consist of approximately 28 million people and rich with historical culture shaped by various influences. Thus, the exhibition brings, perhaps, the Muslims’ religious rituals and traditions in Venezuela to viewers from Malaysia and South East Asia.

Laila Saab was born in Cabimas, Venezuela and graduated from Latin America’s most established photography school; Julio Vengoechea Photography School. One of her first and most recognized professional project was entitled Honor Kalbi (heart), where she explore the subtle world of Venezuelan Muslim women. This collection has been exhibited in Germany (2008), Qatar (2010) and Spain (2011). In 2009, she was awarded Venezuela’s National Cultural Photography Award.