Prince Hussain Aga Khan, underwater photographer par excellence, brings his stunning exhibition to Calgary for first ever debut in Canada


Prince Hussain Aga Khan The living Sea in Bahrain, Barakah, News
Prince Hussain Aga Khan shares his experiences capturing diverse underwater life on camera during his exhibition at the Bahrain National Museum which was inaugurated on November 3, 2022. Photograph: The Ismaili.

His Highness the Aga Khan Shia Imam Ismaili Council for Canada has announced that Prince Hussain Aga Khan, second son of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, will be visiting Calgary and Toronto for the Canadian debut of his photographic exhibition, “The Living Sea — A Fragile Beauty”, during the month of May, 2023. Internationally, Prince Hussain’s Living Sea exhibition has travelled in recent years to Kenya, Portugal, the UK and Bahrain. He has also exhibited his land and sea-animal photographs under different themes in Europe and the USA. This is the first time ever that he is brining his stunning underwater world photographs to Canada.

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Hussain Aga Khan, His Highness the Aga Khan and President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Living Sea, Barakah
Prince Hussain presents a photograph to his father, Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, and President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa at The Living Sea photo exhibition in Lisbon, Portugal. Photo: The Ismaili/Jorge Simão.
Prince Hussain Aga Khan, The Living Sea, Bahrain National Museum, Barakah, News
Prince Hussain Aga Khan offers members of the Ismaili Jamat a guided tour of the The Living Sea exhibition in Bahrain. The ongoing exhibition was inaugurated on November 3, 2022. Photograph: The Ismaili.

The Canadian debut begins in Calgary from May 11-21, 2023 at Glenbow at the Edison, where you can apply for your free tickets. As we have been given to understand by Glenbow, spaces for the 11-day exhibition are filling up fast.

On May 18, Prince Hussain will conduct a youth focused event at the University of Calgary, and all post-secondary students and faculty are invited to submit an expression of interest to attend the limited seating event by clicking on (sign-on/registration is required.)

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The Living Sea, Hussain Aga Khan, Ismaili Centre London
Large sized prints of Prince Hussain Aga Khan’s underwater photographs in display at the Living Sea exhibition held in 2022 at the Ismaili Centre London. Photograph: The Ismaili.

We may note that Prince Hussain’s photography books “Animal Voyage” and “Diving Into Wildlife” as well as other beautiful objects to raise funds for his organization Focused on Nature (FON) are available in Canada through Barakah and its sister website Simerg. His most recent book “The Living Sea” will hopefully be available at the exhibition sites and the two University events in Calgary and Toronto as well as at literature counters across Jamatkhanas in Canada.

Barakah, along with its sister websites Simerg and Simergphotos, looks forward to providing coverage of the Calgary exhibition and other related events that will take place during the course of the exhibition between May 11-21. We will also cover the exhibition in Toronto when it is launched on May 24 at the Ismaili Centre.

Date posted: May 6, 2023.
Last updated: May 6, 2023 (8:48 EDT — in our earlier version, our photo captions of the exhibition in Bahrain stated that the exhibition concluded on March 3, 2023. In fact, the exhibition is still ongoing. We regret the error.)



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  1. Our gratitude to our beloved Prince Hussain for his incessant work on Nature thus making us all aware of the importance of preserving our planet Earth and oceans around us. As our Mowlana Hazar Imam has reminded us that we are just the custodian of this precocious planet.


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