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Sufi chanting and Ziker with Sheikh / Jaber Awadalla at Makan (Egyptian Center For Culture & Art ) by Mohamed Boraie

In a small culture center in Downtown Cairo, Makan, stands Sheikh Jaber reciting Sufi ziker ( a devotional prayers ) along with some tunes coming from the talented musicians singing along with him.  The Sufi Ziker contained prayers and meaningful stories from prophet Muhammed and Imam Hussein life.

The performance was very intimate with a small number of audience sitting around in semi circle in a home like studio that feels more like a large room in an old Egyptian house from the 1960s. 

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Photography by Mohamed Boraie 

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Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C by Mohamed Boraie

A Prism, a camera, and dinosaurs! Yes, this is what happen when I visited the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington DC!

Recently, I have been trying to introduce the idea of using a glass prism (amazon) in my photography to add an additional natural flare to the image and to help me discover news ideas and inspirations in each image.

Some of the images below contain a natural flare from using a glass prism. 

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Location: Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

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Dinosaurs and an engagement session ..... who is interested?

Dinosaurs and an engagement session ..... who is interested?

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