Deserts are synonymous to United Arab Emirates and are equally loved by the locals, residents and visitors to this beautiful country. Every emirate has unique landscapes that draw photographers from around the world to capture their beauty. Enjoy the beautiful photos by Mario Cardenas, one of the most prominent photographers in Dubai who shares his love for UAE through his visual art.
Arabian Desert is a harsh environment for people, animals and plants because of the extreme heat and little resources water.
Despite the harsh environment, the Bedouin were able to survive, making them among the most resilient people on earth.
The UAE’s desert landscape is comprised of plains, sand sheets, sand dunes, sabkhas, burqas and mesas. Burqas and mesas are the local names given to rocky outcrops and small jebels (mountains) found in the western region, which have long been protected following a verbal request by the late Sheikh Zayed.
I can’t imagine not doing art or photography. Art is simply my purpose in life, and I will continue producing artistic works as long as my body and health would permit it
Mario Cardenas Biography
Mario Cardenas is perhaps the most awarded Filipino photographer of his time, racking up over 350 awards and nominations from countless international competitions, and gaining recognition in over 20 countries including the U.S.A., Japan, Austria, Australia, Turkey, and of course the U.A.E.
To name a few of Mario’s achievements, he earned the title of ‘Photographer of the Year’ in four different categories (Architecture, Book, people, and special) at the International Photography Awards 2017 in the USA and received the Gold Award within the Portraiture Category at PX3 2014 in Paris. He also took home the Grand Prize at both the 2015 Black and White Spider Awards in the USA, and at the Milset Photography Awards in the UK.
Follow Mario’s work on Instagram @Mariobcardenas