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Faisal Al Fouzan


Snapshot: Kuwait City

An antique seller at the Friday market, Kuwait City. Photo by Faisal Al Fouzan.

Every Friday during my day off work, I take my camera and explore Kuwait City. Kuwait on the weekends, especially in the mornings, is very peaceful. Everyone seems relaxed and to be having a quiet time. Some days I go to the Friday market, which is a flea market that opens on weekends only, to photograph pieces of life there, such as sellers arranging their used goods and antiques, a boy laying on the carpets he helps to sell while he waits for potential customers, and ...

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Faisal Al Fouzan is a self-taught urban photographer from Kuwait who finds inspiration in art, in all its forms. He considers the camera an extension of himself in which to capture his observations and preserve them forever. He has gained recognition for his urban and social landscapes of Kuwait, often portraying marginalized people, architecture, urban decay, and the banal objects of everyday scenes that usually go unnoticed. In 2013 he was featured on Instagram's list of Suggested Users. In 2014 he was a recipient of the Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP) Grant - by Magnum Foundation in partnership with The Arab Fund for Art and Culture (AFAC) and the Prince Claus Fund. To see more of his work visit his website and his Instagram feed.