Tom Tauber Presents "The Great Cities of the Persian Gulf" (7:00 PM EDT)
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Over a period of just one and a half generations, three modern cities with skyscrapers (including the world’s tallest one), museums, skylines of high-rises, and fancy hotels have emerged in the Persian Gulf: Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha. A fourth city, Muscat in Oman, is not far behind. This boom has been made possible by vast riches of oil and natural gas. At the same time, Dubai and Muscat have ancient roots, because the Persian Gulf has been a vital trade hub between India and Europe for many hundreds of years.
Tom Tauber will share his photographs and videos from four visits to that region and discuss its geography, history and culture. He will focus on some outstanding architecture such as the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi and the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha. His talk will include a visit to a falcon hospital and videos of dancing Arab men in Doha.
Tom Tauber is a native of Vienna, Austria. He came to the US in 1965 on a Fulbright scholarship and received a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Lehigh University. Tom joined an aerospace company in the Philadelphia area, received eight US patents for his work and retired as President of the company. After his retirement, he took up digital photography. He enjoys traveling with his cameras, and his extensive participation in international exhibitions has led to five Photographic society of America (PSA) galaxies in Photo Travel and multiple PSA star ratings in Photojournalism, Projected Images and Prints. After two years as chair of the Photo Travel Division of PSA, he currently serves on its executive committee as Past Chair.
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