May 22, 2013
How do you tell a story using the details in photographs? How do you get across a sense of feeling and atmosphere? Staff photographer Silvia Razgova spent a few days with the Monte Carlo Circus last month, and as well as producing the photographs printed in the news pages of The National, she was asked to complete a special assignment – to show, through her pictures, how it ‘felt’ to be at the circus.
May 13, 2013
A challenge for a photographer is to use the visual to convey something to the other four senses.
March 25, 2013
Having repeatedly travelled out to Shams1 over the last few weeks to spend the day photographing the facility, Silvia Razgova faced a real challenge on the day of the inauguration to find something that looked different from the hundreds of previous images she had filed.
December 27, 2012
Very early in the week I spent reviewing the 44,000 plus images shot by our staff photographers in 2012 I realised that the best presentation I could offer to you, the reader and viewer, was not to force these images in to pre-ordained categories or set arbitrary quotas on number of images from one photographer, place or event to another. Rather, I should simply offer the images that I believe you will connect with, that will give you an emotional response as they did me.
December 11, 2012
Like a modern-day Sisyphus, a cleaner wages the never-ending battle between man and the desert while cleaning Abu Dhabi’s Corniche.
November 14, 2012
“On these magic shores children at play are for ever beaching their coracles. We too have been there; we can still hear the sound of the surf, though we shall land no more.” * J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
October 25, 2012
When I was handed a refurbished Polaroid camera from the 1980s and told to go play tourist, I smelled adventure.
October 18, 2012
Since the rolling out of the red carpet, The National’s photographer Silvia Razgova has been at Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2012 every day documenting everything that goes into making such an event a success.
August 23, 2012
Ramadan culminates with the three-day Eid Al Fitr holiday celebrating the end of the fast. Marked by a special morning prayer, the day is a form of spiritual graduation and a chance to permanently implement the spiritual lessons learnt throughout the month.