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Address: hurumzi 223, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3164, Tanzania
Phone Number: +255776716784
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We start more than three year ago, a fine art photo gallery in the centre...

We start more than three year ago, a fine art photo gallery in the centre of Stone Town 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 even to 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 they married in march 2009 and they founded The Beautiful Eyes place to talk about photography, find inspiration and maybe good ideas. Up to the present time ±4500 visitors found the way into there gallery.Some take an original photograph home, others attend one of the workshops the Photowalk© the Shambawalk© the Pembasafari. Most caught some inspiration and all of them left the gallery with a good feeling and positive words

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Great photography but be polite and ask.

The architecture and people of Zanzibar are wonderful to photograph and Stone town is worth staying at least 2 nights before heading for the most amazing beaches.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2016
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The architecture and people of Zanzibar are wonderful to photograph and Stone town is worth staying at least 2 nights before heading for the most amazing beaches.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The Beautiful eyes is a small gallery in the heart of Stone Town. You can buy beautiful photographs of Zanzibari everyday-life, nice shots, artistic and full of atmosphere. I was interested in the owners Henna and she recommended her neighbour who did a stunning design for me. Nice and friendly neoghbourhood indeed :)

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The place which is calling Beautiful eyes it's soo true you will see beautiful things arround you the way zanzibar lives & wears soo great.

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Gonder, Ethiopia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This is a small shop run by a European and his Tanzanian wife. They are photographers. There photos look good but one does not see many people buying photos there!

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thebeautifuleyes, Owner at The Beautiful Eyes, responded to this review

I remember our many contacts the last three years as very pleasant. More 

Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

I did two workshops with Hans and Zakia. The first was a walk around Stone Town for serendipitous portraits. Hans has an effective technique for approaching strangers and making them comfortable for a photograph. Zakia immediately breaks through any barrier. You also get to glimpse Stone Town behind its tourist facade. On the second day we went to a rural... More 

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thebeautifuleyes, Owner at The Beautiful Eyes, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you, looking forward to see your work. More 

Groningen, Nederland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Writing this I still hear the advising words from Hans during my photowalk, and I must admit there was tuning needed. The photowalk is not complete without zakia who showed me very well how to approach the children and citizens of her stone town. The walk for more than three hours was just fine in time came home. In the... More 

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Dar es Salaam
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

If you plan to do a photography workshop with the Beautiful Eyes in Zanzibar, think twice. More than a year ago I made the advance payment of 500 dollars to do a workshop with my son as part of our Christmas holiday. Hans canceled the workshop a few days prior to its start. We then agreed to do the workshop... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Hans and Zakia you were fantastic guides to parts of Stone Town I would have never seen on myown. The people were a joy to make pictures with, be around and share their enjoyment at our intrusion into their space, The opportunity to take some shots, get some great tips and spend some time with the inhabitants of Stone Town... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

I met Hans and Zakia on my last day in stunning Stonetown. How I wish I had found "The Beautiful Eyes" Gallery earlier! They were kind enough to spend 45 minutes talking and sharing with me..inspiring me in my limited knowledge of photography. At the top of my bucket list is my return to Stonetown and to complete their Walking... More 

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Rochester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Hans and Zakia spent the afternoon with me showing me the beauty of Stone Town. I learned a lot about Photography in such a short time, I only wish I lived closer! They both offered great tips, and I loved the interaction with the locals, and of course the kids (they are so cute). The afternoon provided a great view... More 

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