Art Jameel Photography Award 2016
Saturday 01 October 2016 - 09:30 to Saturday 15 October 2016 - 13:00

Art Jameel Photography Award 2016: Re-inventing Imagery

The Art Jameel Photography Award (AJPA) 2016 aims at establishing a platform of creativity through image making which will give opportunities for established and emerging artists. Artists residing in Saudi and from all over the GCC are encouraged to apply. This year’s AJPA aims to uncover modes of production and participation in overlapping fields of culture, urbanism and social experimental photography or the use of alternative process techniques of image making. The goal is to encourage artists to break away from the familiar and commercial ways of looking at and using images through art.

In a contemporary context, a framework of rich cultural heritage and contemporaneity in the region will provide a diversity of openings for intellectual dialogue and creative activity, public art work or even object-oriented to site specific work. Adopting a critical way of thinking and experimentation enables a dialogue starting with art; which could translate into economic and societal progress.

No preference to any particular kind of photographic material, technique or creative route, nor are any of these excluded from consideration. Artists are encouraged to break boundaries and experiment in all mediums ranging from photography, video, drawing, installation and sculpture etc. By inventing new ways of image making we are also re-inventing ourselves. The award will provide an opportunity for artists to promote their work and further develop their careers.

One day photography workshop will be organised by the British Council to explore the theme of the workshop “re-inventing imagery”, which is this year’s theme for the annual Art Jameel Photography Competition. The workshop will be delivered by the Qatari Photographer Mr. Khalifa Al Obeidli on Saturday 1 October 2016.

To know more about the prize and attend the free workshop please contact us on 44251814 or 44251812 or email us