We started more than one year ago with the creation of a fine art photo gallery in the centre of Stone Town, situated in the former tourist shop of Zakia. The idea to initiate “The Beautiful Eyes” as a place to present art photography started in May 2008 when three photographers visited Zanzibar for a week of photography. They missed a place to talk, present and to even buy photography.
In September 2008 Hans Agterdenbos, one of the three, came back to Stone Town and started investigations to open a gallery. He met Zakia Abdullah and they married in March 2009. They founded “The Beautiful Eyes”, a place to talk about photography, find inspiration and good ideas. Up to the present time, about 2100 visitors found their way into the gallery. Some take an original photograph home, others caught some inspiration and all of them left the gallery with a good feeling and positive words.
Our current exhibition is based on a collection of the of the first three fine art photography series and is updated on a daily basis. We print our photographs on A2 innova cotton high white info here , with an epson stylus pro 3800 printer infohere. We sell in the gallery the signed print in a wooden handmade frame .
In the signed print we sell in the gallery, we sell our work on line using white wall more info here.