Ali Khalil Al-Zaydi, a Kuwaiti photographer, won on Sunday night the palme d'or of the third GCC visual art forum 2015. His five winning photographs reflect depict various cultures and social traditions; they were taken from India, Nepal and Ethiopia.
In statements to KUNA after the glittering prize-giving ceremony, Al-Zaydi expressed joy for the award, saying it's a great achievement for the participating Kuwaiti artists. "This achievement reflects Kuwait's care for the talented youth," he said, citing the role of the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) in this regard.
Al-Zaydi noted that he gained useful experience from his participation in this art forum and interaction with notable artists from the GCC countries. He added that he plans to take part in the international visual art festival in Italy, voicing hope to add a new achievement for the Kuwaiti artistic movement in that forum.
The third annual GCC visual art forum was opened earlier Sunday evening by Qatari Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari at the Cultural Village Foundation-Katara in collaboration with the GCC Secretariat.