On February 16, 2017, the German ambassador, Hans-Christian von Reibnitz, opened in the rooms of the Museum Bait Al Zubair the exhibition "Faces from the Land of Tolerance-Oman" together with the two artists.
The idea for the joint project came about four years ago at a general meeting of the German-Omani Association in Hamburg. "Lubna presented two poems from her book" The Beauty of the Heart, "which touched me very much. In a subsequent conversation, we quickly realized that we were communicating on a wavelength and a joint project seemed very attractive, "says Anja Menzel.
The photographer compiled a selection of portraits that came into her travels to Oman. In German, Lubna Al Bulushi wrote eleven poems, which she then translated into Arabic and English.
Next, the two artists plan an exhibition in Germany and a joint book.
© all photos Anja Menzel