“Men of the Pearl” is a visual documentation of Ali AlShehabi’s nostalgia and upbringing in the Middle East. He portrays the Arab culture in a contemporary way that involves storytelling, reflection and sometimes humor without compromising its soul and core. Curating staged recreations of his childhood memories, he makes the viewer feel as though they were present in that space.
Ali AlShehabi is a visual artist who pursued art and media in Tokyo, Japan, where his interest in photography began to take shape. He has developed a style of his own that continues to evolve as his work is exhibited worldwide.