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Ahmed Fayadh

Ahmed Fayadh



Iraqi network engineer. Hobbyist photographer & graphic designer.

The village behind the mountains

Published February 22nd, 2014

It is always fascinating to use your skills to help making the world a better place, as small as the change is, it is still a change. I was lucky to get involved in a charity team from Oman, we were a few amateur photographers and video editors who decided to used our skills to try to bring hope to some souls. We heard about a village deep in Al Hajer Mountains, where the life was of a different age; there was no technology whatsoever, no TVs, mobile phones, computers, not even electricity! We decided to document that, to take it to local media to bring back those who were trapped in the past.

Exploring this village taught me more than that though; the generosity of its people was beyond words, regardless of how poor they are, they never hesitate to offer hospitality for their foreign guests. During this trip, I have seen the most captivating of sights; life was so simple so were the souls. I met that boy, Abdul Rahman, his innocence brings joy to the heart and his pureness brings com ...

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