Doha is evolving and changing. As it morphs, city inhabitants bear witness to the disappearance of the past and realize disconnection with the future—even as it envelopes us at lightning speeds. All around the city, there is character, life, and history that is seemingly overlooked, and on the verge of being forgotten. By exploring these secret enclaves at night, unique scenes and views will be captured and their culture recorded. Nostalgically, these works will seize the mood of places that are soon to be lost to memory and will preserve overlooked icons and the haunts of yesteryear for posterity.
There is beauty—and nostalgia—in the old, traditional parts of Doha. However, there is also a heartbreaking reality. That authenticity, that unique feel, is disappearing, vanishing—and in its place, the future blooms and our memories and recollections are threatened by extinction. While it is impossible to stop the march of time or the influence of progress, there is imagination and thoughtful recollection to be found in capturing and preserving the secret spaces and hidden haunts that could very easily be erased forever by humanity’s need for ever present development—and subsequent destruction.