2011 - Solo Exhibition - Photography/Video
Sitting in the corridor…Drinking tea and eating traditional food. Time passes so fast and the clock does not represent time in this place, but the period that people spend talking to each other and the happiness they feel when meeting friends. This is time in this cafe. Each person is considered a special part of time because of what he adds to the cafe from talks (Sowalef) to tales mixed with sounds made by spoons and small cups of tea with milk. The simplicity that fills this place is the part that makes it alive. People here are simply enjoying everything around them.
In this cafe visitors come from all regions, ages, religions and backgrounds to gather under a blue shade and to escape daily life problems, whether cultural, political, religious or social, and when you listen to what they say, you find a diversity of opinions and ideas. When I entered the cafe for the first time and began photographing the faces and the place, I felt joy; so I decided to make my first exhibition in this place which is filled by wonderful, precious love.
The beauty of this place is the relationship between the people of the place and its tools.This relationship makes the place rich in life, the simplicity of this place makes it unique. The love in this cafe shows when you see its owners Abdul Qader, Abdullah and Saleh engrossed in providing an atmosphere of happiness and comfort to those men who spend half of their day in their Café.