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“Life is just a constant invitation to find out how vast you are.”

                                                                                        Jeff Foster 

Dear art lover,

a heartfelt welcome to my online gallery.

I am a photographer and editorial artist with a strong focus on portraiture, hoping to bring the classic sense of beauty and diversity back into the portrait world.

Shortly about myself, I was born and raised in Slovakia. I am a proud graduate of Philosophical Faculty of Presov University with major in classic world literature. I have spent almost two decades living in the Middle East. I can't begin to express how enriching it has been and how much in love I have been with all things Orient ever since. Except for the visual and performing arts of all kinds, I love listening to and collecting folkloric and classic music from different corners of the world, old musical instruments, love equestrian sports, adventure travel, theater, literature and dance art. All of these passions of mine can be spotted converging and reflecting in one of my greatest passions and means of expressions: photography art.

I created this elegant and meditative place to showcase a mix of my creative portrait work as well as collection of introspective landscape photography capturing vast often uninviting places encompassing a small but not insignificant, human. The places range from my extensive travels across Iran, through Bolivia, to Iceland, UAE, Nepal , Alaska and more.

To date I have several joint and solo exhibitions to my name in UAE and Slovakia.

Exploring how images work aesthetically and learning how particular ambiance, or a fleeting moment can be captured in a manner that would mediate those emotions equally when the moment is long gone, is a rewarding process and is the driving force behind my art.

My modest wish is that you will join me in this wondrous process of seeing and revealing, reveling and enjoying, and that you will browse this gallery with as much joy as I felt when I was creating it…


with love,

Gabriela Ghillanyova Hatami


Exhibitions and Awards :

Joint Exhibition: The Big Picture Dubai 2015 UAE

Solo Exhibition: Many Dimensions.One Symphony. Presov 2018 Slovakia

Joint Exhibition: Women in Art. Dubai 2019 UAE

Joint Exhibition: Common Ground 2019 UAE

Joint Exhibition: Women in Art. Dubai 2020 UAE

Finalist Top 7 Emerging Photographer Prize. World Art Dubai 2020.

Solo Exhibition: Desert Rose. Dubai 2020 UAE

Joint Exhibition: Pullman Art Exhibition. Dubai 2020 UAE.

2 Silver Awards at The Portrait Masters International Competition and 2 placements in  the Top 20 in the categories of Creative Portrait and The Group and Family Portrait), february 2021 USA


All images appearing in this website are the exclusive property of Gabriela Ghillanyova.Hatami

The images may not be reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without the written permission of the author.

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