Khalid Al Thani Here is My Secret English version
Here is My Secret features the world’s largest and most elaborate collection of platinum print photographs, the most ambitious and revered type of photographic prints. Khalid Bin Hamad Al Thani, born in 1980 in Doha, describes photography as a language without subtitles, and his project is to establish a unique and authentic Qatari photographic language. With a degree in business from Qatar University, Al Thani has now focused his attention and Leica lens on the Qatari desert, aiming to reveal its beauty to an international audience. The photos in Here is My Secret were taken between November 2008 and December 2010, when Al Thani traversed Qatar, his only companions a Toyota four-wheel drive and his Leica camera. Eschewing the changes humans are impacting on the landscape, Al Thani focuses on the humble, poetic details of nature such as: a lone tree, a herd of gazelles, and a resting falcon.