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AUS students express aesthetic diversity of facial expressions through photography
Students of American University of Sharjah (AUS) held an exhibition called Emotion Record at the Gallery of Light located in the Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre (DUCTAC). The exhibition, which ran from May 29 to June 3, was the culmination of a semester-long effort carried out by design management students at the university's College of Architecture, Art and Design and explored the aesthetic diversity of emotional facial expressions through photography.
The exhibition underlined the fact that emotions mature and develop at different milestones during a person's lifespan and can vary when coming from diverse backgrounds. Emotion Record intends to show that facial emotions differ among individuals, recognizing that factors such as diversity and sincerity can make the expression of facial emotions unique to each individual. Complementary to these factors, the exhibition also explains the importance of specific facial regions necessary in decoding the emotions on one's face.
"The exhibition offered visitors an opportunity to ponder, reflect, and learn about the fleeting signs that continuously punctuate our lives," said student Farah Ahmed El-Rafei.
"Students enrolled in DES472 experienced the collaborative process of designing an exhibition and they had the opportunity to witness the public's reaction to their work," said Clément Vincent, Assistant Professor in Art and Design. "Seeing how people receive your work is always a valuable lesson."
This exhibition received the support of Snowhite Garments.
Emotion Record can be viewed as part of the CAAD 6º graduation exhibition from June 10 to 16.