"It's nice to look at these pictures after some time. It brings back the good times we spent. I keep thinking, what happened to the people? Are they still there?" said Khamis.
Said and Khamis captured the architecture, goods in the souq, and above all the people, whom they described as incredibly warm and welcoming, as well as photogenic. Even the women, most of whom were dressed in abayas and niqabs, didn't mind having their photos taken.
"They're not camera shy. That's something a bit different from Omani people. In
The photographers were fascinated by the rich culture in Sana'a, especially in its old market, the Souq Al Milh, which they referred to as a "photographers' paradise". Though
"It's reminiscent of old times. In Sana'a, everyone is so full of heritage. Even the little boys wear the khanjar so proudly," Khamis recalled.
The 42 images which make up the collection were all shot in black and white. Both photographers found this more appropriate for the subject matter as it highlighted the history of Sana'a. "With black and white you can feel the mood, the energy," said Said.
While colour photography is ideal for landscapes and nature, black and white suits heritage and historical subjects, added Khamis.
"It takes away the distractions and leads you directly to the subject," he noted.
Speaking at the press conference to announce the exhibition,
'Moments in Old Sana'a' will be inaugurated at
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