Exclusive photographs from Prince Hussain Aga Khan’s presentations of his exhibition “The Living Sea – Fragile Beauty” at the Aga Khan Museum; plus photos displayed at the Ismaili Centre

By MALIK and NURIN MERCHANT

(I) Monday, May 22, 2023: AGA KHAN MUSEUM AND ISMAILI CENTRE TORONTO

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Prince Hussain Aga Khan delivers his remarks at the presentation of his exhibition The Living Sea – Fragile Beauty at the Aga Khan Museum; May 22, 2023. Photograph: Malik Merchant/Barakah.

Prince Hussain Aga Khan made two presentations of his exhibition The Living Sea — Fragile Beauty at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto on Monday May 22 and Wednesday May 24, 2023, that included lively and informative chats with Chief News Anchor and Senior Editor of CTV National News, Omar Sachedina (May 23) and award-winning journalist and anchor of Global National, Farah Nasser (May 25). At all events, Prince Hussain was accompanied by his wife Princess Fareen Aga Khan.

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A view of the audience in attendance for the presentation by Prince Hussain Aga Khan of his exhibition The Living Sea — Fragile Beauty at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto; May 22, 2023 . Photograph: Malik Merchant/Barakah.
Omar Sachedina and Hussain Aga Khan in a chat at the Aga Khan Museum
Omar Sachedina engages Prince Hussain Aga Khan in a conversation during the presentation of the Prince’s exhibition The Living Sea – Fragile Beauty at the Aga Khan Museum; May 22, 2023. Photograph: Malik Merchant/Barakah.
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Ismaili youth present a special song, the fourth in a series of six, in honour of Prince Hussain Aga Khan’s exhibition The Living Sea – Fragile Beauty which is being held in Calgary, Toronto and the University of Waterloo. This picture was captured at the Aga Khan Museum; May 22, 2023. Photograph: Malik Merchant/Barakah.

Following the presentations, guests walked through the Aga Khan Park to view the Prince’s magnificent photographs displayed at the Ismaili Centre’s social hall and its outdoor patio. The exhibition officially opened to the public on Wednesday evening, May 25, at 8:00 PM, and continues until June 4.

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A view of the setting of Prince Hussain Aga Khan’s exhibition of photographs The Living Sea — Fragile Beauty in the social hall of The Ismaili Centre Toronto; May 22, 2023. Photograph: Malik Merchant/Barakah.
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A view of Prince Hussain Aga Khan’s exhibition of photographs The Living Sea — Fragile Beauty on the patio of The Ismaili Centre Toronto; May 22, 2023. Photograph: Malik Merchant/Barakah.

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(II) Wednesday, May 24, 2023: AGA KHAN MUSEUM AND ISMAILI CENTRE TORONTO

From left to right: Princess Fareen Aga Khan, Prince Hussain Aga Khan, president of the Aga Khan Ismaili Council for Canada Ameer Kassim-Lakha, former Governor General of Canada the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson and her husband John Ralston Saul arrive at the Aga Khan Museum for Prince Hussain's presentation of his exhibition The Living Sea: Fragile Beauty; May 24, 2023. Photograph: Nurin Merchant/Barakah.
From left to right: Princess Fareen Aga Khan, Prince Hussain Aga Khan, Ameer Kassim-Lakha, the President of the Aga Khan Ismaili Council for Canada, the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, former Governor General of Canada and her husband Canadian writer John Ralston Saul arrive at the Aga Khan Museum for Prince Hussain’s presentation of his exhibition The Living Sea — Fragile Beauty; May 24, 2023. Photograph: Nurin Merchant/Barakah.
An image of Prince Hussain Aga Khan with a shark clipped from a video shown at at the presentation of his exhibition The Living Sea - Fragile Beauty at the Aga Khan Museum,; May 24, 2023 Nurin Merchant/Barakah.
An image of Prince Hussain Aga Khan with a shark shown on the video during the presentation of his exhibition The Living Sea — Fragile Beauty at the Aga Khan Museum; May 24, 2023. Photograph: Nurin Merchant/Barakah.
A view of the colour coded tickets that guests had to present as they entered the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre for Prince Hussain Aga Khan’s exhibition The Living Sea — Fragile Beauty; May 24, 2023. Photograph: Nurin Merchant/Barakah
A photograph of a coral reef taken by Prince Hussain Aga Khan during one of his dives into the ocean is projected on the screen as Farah Nasser engages the Prince in a conversation during his presentation of The Living Sea - Fragile Beauty at the Aga Khan Museum; May 24, 2023. Photograph
A photograph of a coral reef taken by Prince Hussain Aga Khan during one of his dives into the ocean is projected on the screen as Farah Nasser engages the Prince in a conversation during his presentation of The Living Sea — Fragile Beauty at the Aga Khan Museum; May 24, 2023. Photograph: Nurin Merchant/Barakah.
Farah Nasser engages Prince Hussain Aga Khan in a conversation during his presentation of The Living Sea - Fragile Beauty - at the Aga Khan Museum; May 24, 2023.
A photograph of dolphins taken by Prince Hussain Aga Khan is projected on the screen as Farah Nasser engages the Prince in a conversation during his presentation of The Living Sea — Fragile Beauty at the Aga Khan Museum; May 24, 2023. Photograph: Nurin Merchant/Barakah.
Prince Hussain Aga Khan and Farah Nasser walk-off the stage after their conversation during the Prince's presentation of his exhibition The Living Sea - Fragile Beauty at the Aga Khan Museum
Prince Hussain Aga Khan acknowledges a standing ovation he receives as he and Farah Nasser walk-off the stage after their conversation during the Prince’s presentation of his exhibition The Living Sea — Fragile Beauty at the Aga Khan Museum; May 24, 2023. Photograph: Nurin Merchant/Barakah.
Ismaili youth present a special song, the the sixth and final in a series of six, in honour of Prince Hussain Aga Khan’s exhibition The Living Sea – Fragile Beauty which is being held in Calgary, Toronto and the University of Waterloo. This picture was captured at the Aga Khan Museum;
Ismaili youth present a special song, the sixth and final in a series of six, in honour of Prince Hussain Aga Khan’s exhibition The Living Sea — Fragile Beauty which is being held in Calgary, (until May 21) Toronto and the University of Waterloo. This picture was captured at the Aga Khan Museum; May 24, 2023. Photograph: Nurin Merchant/Barakah.
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Visitors view a comprehensive timeline of Prince Hussain Aga Khan from 2004 to 2023 as they commence their tour of his sea animal photographic exhibition The Living Sea — Fragile Beauty exhibited in the social hall and patio of the Ismaili Centre Toronto; May 24, 2023. Photograph: Malik Merchant/Barakah.
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In addition to magnificent photographs of sea animals, Prince Hussain Aga Khan’s exhibition The Living Sea — Fragile Beauty, contains panels displaying informative and interesting as well as disturbing facts about the ocean, its creatures and its state, such as the one shown above; May 24, 2023. Photograph: Nurin Merchant/Barakah.
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One of several panels of Prince Hussain Aga Khan’s beautiful exhibition The Living Sea – Fragile Beauty displayed on the patio of the Ismaili Centre Toronto; May 24, 2023. Photograph: Nurin Merchant/Barakah.
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Dedicated and hard working Ismaili volunteers pose for a picture on the patio of the Ismaili Centre Toronto in front of a panel containing Prince Hussain Aga Khan’s photographs of his exhibition The Living Sea — Fragile Beauty; May 24, 2023. Photograph: Malik Merchant/Barakah.

Our earlier post of Prince Hussain’s presentation made on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at the University of Waterloo can be read HERE.

Date posted: May 26, 2023.

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4 comments

  1. World under the water discovery by Prince Hussain is really good and so is the information provided.

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  2. Thank you so much Malik for the wonderful and amazing photographs and details of Prince Hussain’s beautiful exhibition and for covering all events of Prince’s visit to Calgary and Toronto. Roshan

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  3. You and your daughter Nurin have captured it all. Lots of Mubaraki. Such a wonderful trip and a treasury of beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Amazing!! Thanks for all your efforts in putting together this piece.

    Always so well done!!

    Mowla bless!!

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