Jalal BinThaneya is an industrial fine arts photographer based in Dubai. His large format compositions capture abandoned or restricted industrial facilities and cannibalized landscapes in the United Arab Emirates, exposing society’s all-encompassing reliance on oil and nature’s manipulation by human hands. His work has been included in group exhibitions at Sharjah Art Foundation, The Empty Quarter Gallery, Tashkeel, Dubai Photo, and elsewhere. He is a 2018-2019 Critical Practices Artist at Tashkeel in Dubai, a residency offering studio space, critique and support for production, culminating in a lecture and exhibition. BinThaneya’s practice is heavily influenced by a career in the engineering sector. He is entirely self-taught.

Jalal BinThaneya is an industrial fine arts photographer based in Dubai. His large format compositions capture abandoned or restricted industrial facilities and cannibalized landscapes in the United Arab Emirates, exposing society’s all-encompassing reliance on oil and nature’s manipulation by human hands. His work has been included in group exhibitions at Sharjah Art Foundation, The Empty Quarter Gallery, Tashkeel, Dubai Photo, and elsewhere. He is a 2018-2019 Critical Practices Artist at Tashkeel in Dubai, a residency offering studio space, critique and support for production, culminating in a lecture and exhibition. BinThaneya’s practice is heavily influenced by a career in the engineering sector. He is entirely self-taught.

underground difficulties

underground difficulties collection

oil and gas

oil and gas collection
 

scrap yards

scrap yards

underground difficulties

underground difficulties collection

oil and gas

oil and gas collection
 

scrap yards

scrap yards

underground difficulties

underground difficulties collection

oil and gas

oil and gas collection

scrap yards

scrap yards

Jalal BinThaneya is a fine art photographer from the United Arab Emirates. His work explores the complex relationship between society and industrial landscapes, going beyond public view in order to reveal hidden mechanisms for which modern life is dependent upon.

In contrast to his early work he has shifted from derelict subjects towards industrial facades and landscapes.

As opposed to the decisive nature photography, his body of work is pre determined, where he contemplates the image before capturing it, utilizing large format 4X5 inch film and other larger format cameras. Capturing the depth of the images requires larger image areas in order to showcase the details that pull the mundane as well as elusive subjects together.

Jalal BinThaneya is a fine art photographer from the United Arab Emirates. His work explores the complex relationship between society and industrial landscapes, going beyond public view in order to reveal hidden mechanisms for which modern life is dependent upon.

In contrast to his early work he has shifted from derelict subjects towards industrial facades and landscapes.

As opposed to the decisive nature photography, his body of work is pre determined, where he contemplates the image before capturing it, utilizing large format 4X5 inch film and other larger format cameras. Capturing the depth of the images requires larger image areas in order to showcase the details that pull the mundane as well as elusive subjects together.