In Summary
  • The work is inspired by the desire to educate local audiences on the need to protect marine life.
  • Oceans and sea beds are probably the most artistic settings one would imagine.

‘Fragile Beauty’, a photo exhibition at Khoja Mosque, Nairobi, offers a rare opportunity for Kenyans to engage with the "beauty, fragility and diversity" of marine life.

The photography is by Prince Hussain Aga Khan, with the choice of works inspired by the desire to educate local audiences on the need to protect marine life.

He essentially desires that these sceneries be kept pristine and their ecosystems preserved.

MARAUDING SHARK

A photo of a marauding shark prowling the depths of the sea with a few smaller fish swimming just next to the shark’s slightly open jaws, dominate the scene in the huge portrait on one end of the gallery.

A man viewing the photographs at the ‘Fragile Beauty’ fine arts exhibition at Khoja Mosque in Nairobi on January 30,2019. PHOTO| EVANS HABIL

A man viewing the photographs at the ‘Fragile Beauty’ fine arts exhibition at Khoja Mosque in Nairobi on January 30,2019. PHOTO| EVANS HABIL

Some photographs show scenes of intriguing seabed ecosystems, vibrantly coloured microscopic sea creatures, and colonies of colourful coral polyps, all naturally cultivated over many years.

FISH SHOALING

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