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Last chance to see Skate Girls of Kabul in Doha

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Last chance to see Skate Girls of Kabul in Doha
 The internationally acclaimed Skate Girls of Kabul photo series exhibition is concluding on October 21 at QM Gallery Katara, ahead of its international tour. The pictures are captured by award-winning photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson. 
Presented by Qatar Museums (QM), under the leadership of its chairperson, HE Sheikha Al MayassabintHamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the exhibition showcases stunning portraits that tell the extraordinary story of Afghani girls between the ages of five and 17. 
The heroes of this show use skateboarding as a motivation to attend school, thanks to Skateistan, an international nonprofit organization empowering youth and children through skateboarding and education. 
“This is a perfect example of the rich variety of exhibitions and events that we produce, and highlights our commitment to appeal to diverse communities, inspire creativity and enrich the lives of all those who live in and visit Qatar,” QM’s chief strategic planning officer Khalid Yousef al-Ibrahim said in a statement.
“We’re delighted by the incredible response that we have had to date, and with the success of the children’s summer camps and workshops that have allowed participants of all ages to engage in creative activities, experiencing art in unexpected ways,” he noted. “I encourage as many members of the community to take this last opportunity to see this wonderful show before the next leg of its international tour,” Yousef al-Ibrahim added.
The Skate Girls of Kabul show in Doha added a unique experiential element to the exhibition, with QM building a specially-designed skate ramp inside the gallery space. Inspired by the show, many young girls from Qatar could be seen trying their hand at skateboarding on the ramp as guests roved around the gallery space, taking in the emotive portraits. 
The ramp created for the Doha exhibition is an imitation of the Kabul skate school, utilizing the same materials and layout to give guests a true representation of Skateistan’s flagship location. 
With QM’s support, the addition of the skating ramp inside the gallery space is a first for the Skate Girls show, which will also set a benchmark for the rest of the Skate Girl’s world tour.
The Kabul Times
 

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