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World Press Photo
Exhibition 2022

We are presenting the results of the foundation’s annual photo contest, showcasing the best photojournalism and documentary photography of the last year. Since 1955, the World Press Photo Contest has grown into one of the world’s most prestigious competitions and presents to millions of people the stories that matter.

The 2022 World Press Photo Contest works with six worldwide regions – Africa, Asia, Europe, North and Central America, South America, and Southeast Asia and Oceania. Each region has four format-based categories: Singles, Stories, Long-Term Projects, and Open Format. These categories welcome entries that document news moments, events and aftermaths, as well as social, political and environmental issues or solutions.

For its 65th edition, 24 winners were chosen out of 4,066 entrants with 64,823 photographs from 130 different countries.

1-22 September

Ecole Biblique collective
Jean-Michel de Tarragon

The retrospective exhibition reflecting the ongoing partnership with darat Al Tasweer, through the past 9 editions of the Image Festival Amman. The exhibition will be showing selected images from the series of rare old photos from the collection of the École biblique. Since its creation, has helped to pioneer biblical exegesis and archaeological research in Palestine, Israel and the neighboring regions. It has acquired great scholarly renown in the fields of epigraphy, Semitic linguistics, Assyriology, Egyptology, as well as in ancient history, geography, and ethnography.

Born 1945 in France. He became a Catholic priest in 1972. Since 1973 he has been in East-Jerusalem as a permanent member of the French Ecole Biblique. He studied cuneiforms (PhD) and old canaanite languages, and he taught ancient history connected to the Bible. He participated in the archaeological digs of the Ecole Biblique since 1973, and became the assistant photographer of the archaeological activities of Ecole in Jordan and in the Gaza Strip. Retired from active teaching, he is now fully in charge of the photo-collection of the Ecole Biblique in Jerusalem.

1-30 September

Amman’s Social History Through Photography
Dr. Falestin Naïli, Norig Neveu, Dr. Myriam Ababsa

This exhibition proposes a panorama of various representations of Amman and a reflection on the urban practices of distinct social groups at different times. It aims to decipher Amman’s social life, urban heritage and civic spirit by analyzing a selection of original pictures from public and private collections covering one century, from the first picture of Amman dating from 1867 to the end of the 1960s, around the turning point of the 1967 war. The pictures of this exhibition put these visual productions into perspective with the memories of the city's inhabitants. To do so, with the help of Jordanian colleagues, the three curators and researchers have gathered reminiscences of major buildings, streets and social events that marked the growth of Amman. Beyond the study of the city's expansion, in this exhibition photography is used as the basis for a social, cultural and economic history of Amman, a city - and later a capital - in the making.
This exhibit proposes a sensitive history of Amman through the photographers' perception of this urban territory ‘in the making’. It also seeks to contribute to a history of photography in the Middle East through an understudied observatory.

Dr. Falestin Naïli is a social historian and author based at the University of Basel and affiliated with the French Institute for the Near East (Amman, Jordan).
Norig Neveu is a research fellow at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)/ IREMAM. Neveu is a specialist of Modern history, her current work of research focuses on sacred topographies, religious politics and authorities in Jordan and Palestine between the 19th and 21st centuries. Neveu has worked on several publications.
Dr. Myriam Ababsa is a Social Geographer, Urbanist, and Associate researcher at the French institute for the Near East (Ifpo Amman). She is the author of several publications.

Le Piazze [in] visible
Marco Delogu

An evocative author's story between image and word of 21 Italian squares, represented by a traveling exhibition around the world. Conceived and curated by Marco Delogu, the publishing project "Le Piazze [in] visible" proposes an evocative journey into the beauty of Italian squares, stimulating reflections on a historical moment of "suspension" made between March and April 2020, during the coved 19 lock down, showing all those identity values that, during our history, developed around the concept of the “square".

Images of: Olivo Barbieri, Jacopo Benassi, Luca Campigotto, Michele Cera, Giovanni Cocco, Alessandro Dandini, Eva Frapiccini, Claudia Gori, Alice Grassi, Stefano Graziani, Raffaela Mariniello, Daniele Molajoli, Luca Nostra, Margherita Nuti, Francesca Pompei, Flavio Scollo, Luca Spano, George Tatge and Paolo Ventura; and the writings of Edoardo Albinati, Carlo Carabba, Francesco Cataluccio, Liliana Cavani, Benedetta Cibrario, Marcello Fois, Giovanni Grasso, Helena Janeczek, Nicola Lagioia, Jhumpa Lahiri, Margherita Loy, Maurizio Maggiani, Valerio Magrelli, Salvatore Silvano Nigro, Clio Pizzingrilli, Elisabetta Rasy, Eduardo Savarese, Caterina Serra, Giorgio van Straten, Sandro Veronesi and Francesco Zanot.

5-30 September

Mikel Ponce

When the state of alarm was declared in Spain due to the covid-19 pandemic, we were all overwhelmed with confusion as no one was prepared for such a situation. We, as photojournalists, were considered “essential staff” and we were part of the first professional groups that went out to the streets to report what was happening. Despite the misinformation and the chaos that were accumulating, we immediately realized the amount of commitment, courage and good work being put on the shoulders of the health care workers as well as the different humanitarian and governmental organizations, including the Red Cross, the army and the representatives of the Church, as well as many of the civilian volunteers and all the people who helped raise funds to support NGOs, patients and the families that were affected by the lack of resources. Much of our daily work as photojournalists had to do with covering those stories and making them accessible by the public. I hope this small piece of documentation shows how much GRATITUDE I have to everyone who sacrificed and risked their lives by being on the front line during the early phase of the pandemic, despite the prevailing uncertainty and doubts about the virus and the absence of means of protection against it.

Born in Albacete – Spain, 1970, Ponce studied Image and Sound at the CEV, Madrid, with a concentration on documentary photography. For more than 15 years, Ponce has been working for the ABC newspaper as a photojournalist and graphic editor. He has also been a freelance photographer for 12 years, with frequent collaboration with the Vocento publishing group. Ponce has been assigned as an official photographer at the Palau de Les Arts since 2018, and as a photographer for the Valencian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM) since the beginning of 2021. Since 2010, Ponce’s work of portraits and reportages has been featured in a number of magazines, including Esquire, Forbes and in the Sunday editions of El País Semanal. He has also participated in many individual and collective exhibitions in various platforms and museums in Valencia, Alicante and Castellón.

6-30 September

reduce / reuse / recycle
Ulrike Koeb

In her project r e d u c e / r e u s e / r e c y c l e Ulrike Koeb creates appealing images composed of food, leftovers, packaging material (especially plastic) and carelessly thrown away items. The works created present a vivid reminder to raise awareness about the global waste problem and its threat to the environment. Nature runs in cycles so it does not produce waste. The regenerative system of the circular economy takes the cycle of nature as a model and tries to achieve multiple use and a particularly sustainable and efficient use of raw materials in order to avoid or reduce waste and waste emissions.
Existing materials (equipment, clothing… etc) should be used, reused, repaired, passed on or shared for as long as possible. Our consumption patterns must change step-by-step, and as soon as possible for the good of future generations.

Ulrike Koeb, Austrian, lives and works in Vienna as a food and still-life photographer. After assisting renowned photographers, she attended masterclasses in photography in Maine and New Mexico, USA. Subsequently, she experimented intensively with Black and White Photography and studied old photography techniques such as Platin Palladium Printing. She also started coloring her black and white images.
Her interest in photography was originally sparked by a love for detail and passion for color, light and style which led her into artistic photography.
In addition to her commercial magazine- and book projects her photographs have appeared in numerous publications and have also been featured in group and solo exhibitions in Oman, England, South Korea, The Netherlands, Italy, Hungary and Finland.

1-30 September

Mafqoodon: Uncovering Iraq
Alessio Mamo

With estimates running from 250.000 to 1 million people, Iraq has the largest number of Mafqoodeen, missing persons, in a single country. The Iraqi desaparecidos are the victims of 4 decades of dictatorship, wars, genocide and terrorism. The teams of the Mass Graves and Forensic Medicine department have been traveling all over Iraq in the past 13 years, from Basra in the South to Sinjar in the North, passing through Tikrit and the river Tigris. Their journeys were the most painful and challenging missions ever; excavations of mass graves and exhumation of dead bodies. From former Saddam Hussein's regime until recent ISIS's massacres, in the past 40 years the land of Iraq has covered the lives of hundreds of thousands of missing people: from Iran-Iraq War (1980-88), Saddam’s political opponents, post-2003 conflicts, 2006-2008 civil war, 2014-2017 ISIS’s occupation. The tireless of the Iraqi teams of Mass Graves and Forensic Medicine department bring together forensic anthropologists, doctors and experts in uncovering crimes against humanity, their work focus on identifying the bodies found in order to return them to their families. In 2019, those teams were accompanied by a UN international investigation team, to help collect evidence against ISIS using their experience uncovering similar crimes in Rwanda, Bosnia, Argentina and Cambodia. Campaigns in the different provinces of Iraq work to involve the families of the victims in order to collect DNA samples and gather other evidence. With their passion and huge efforts, these humble team members are making history in Iraq, but with their journey is still going on for years to come, their only hope is that the next mass grave will be the last.

Alessio Mamo is a Sicilian photographer based in Catania, Italy, and a regular contributor for The Guardian and L'Espresso. After completing a degree in chemistry, Mamo studied photography in the European Institute of Design in Rome, Italy in 2007. In 2008, he began his career in photojournalism, focusing on contemporary social, political and economic issues. Alessio covers issues related to refugee displacement and migration in Sicily, Middle East, the Balkan region and East Europe. He is also a contributing photographer with Médecins Sans Frontières and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). In 2018 he won the World Press Photo second prize under the single photo category. He won the same prize again in 2020.

Amélie Losier

A mother with a green thumb.
A mentor with an inspiring book.
The German allotment culture.
A pandemic that closes the city.
...That's all it took to bring this photographic project to life.

The allotment of communal gardens, or Der Kleingarten, is a German tradition dating back to the beginning of the nineteenth century, in which pieces of land were granted from the state to poorer social classes so that they could grow their fruits and vegetables to better nutrition.
That culture has now become available to everyone after a few years of being on the waiting list, due to high demands. I still remember the first time when my friend took me to his garden that he had acquired a few months earlier. It was winter and my friend had just finished renovating his cottage. The garden looked empty and had nothing; it felt like I was standing in a sad 500 square meters of abandonment and neglect. But by the end of winter, I began to read, research and draw sketches in preparation for ordering seeds and planting them - and the garden was born again.
I've always loved watching my mother taking care of her garden, and hearing her Latin words while she rests under the big apple tree. She made me realize the pleasure behind planting seeds and waiting for the results, and that moment of great satisfaction as you watch your plants grow and begin to bloom.
With the start of the pandemic and the lockdowns in March 2020, my friend and I spent our time in our garden for a few months. The spring season was perfect, as the garden helped me calm down and meditate in the open air. Slowly, the memory of my late mentor, photographer Arno Fischer, came back to me. I started to remember the documentation he made of his garden with a series of Polaroid photos, so I started taking photos of my garden as if I were in virtual contact with Arno.
This series is a personal work of a simple garden that connects my origins with a tradition of my host country, along with a global catastrophe and my photography work. I am grateful for that garden.

Amélie Losier was born in Versailles, France. She lives and works as a free-lanced photographer in Berlin. She studied German literature and civilization in Paris and Berlin and documentary photography with Prof. Arno Fischer at the school "Fotografie am Schiffbauerdamm" in Berlin.
Her photographic work focuses on portrait, street photography and film photography, and her main interests revolve around gender issues and stories of individual lives.
Her photographic projects received several grants and have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Germany, France and other countries. Her book publications include “Wenn die Nacht schläft" (Lehmstedt), "Just like a Woman, New York City" (Nimbus), and "SAYEDA, Women in Egypt" (Nimbus). Losier has worked for cultural institutions and for newspapers and magazines such as Die Tageszeitung, Le Monde, Témoignage Chrétien, Die Zeit, Marie-Claire. She teaches reportage- and portrait-photography for different art-institutions and universities, and is a member of the association for photojournalism FREELENS since 2011.

5-22 September

We have on this earth what makes life worth living
Tariq Dajani

In the past, amongst the religious, people traditionally expressed gratitude for the food before them when they would sit down to eat. Christians might say a few words of ‘Grace’, while Muslims would express thanks and gratitude with a simple but powerful ‘Bismillah’, as I always heard my father say. Our less religious, modern cultures sadly seem to have forsaken such traditions, often taking things for granted. I believe that this leads to a weakening of our place in this world and a loss of our connection with life and faith - not necessarily in religion but also in that there are other things more powerful than us humans. Any spiritual teaching, religious or pagan, tells us that gratitude is fundamental to finding peace in our hearts, connection with each other and our places in the world.
The four simple photographic images that I am presenting in this festival are of fresh produce from my organic farm Metaphorically the images represent much that I am be grateful for: healthy nourishment for my body, a reminder of my connection to the land, an affirmation of my efforts to plant and grow something worthwhile.

Born to a Palestinian father and English mother, Dajani learned his craft over a period of 25 years working as a photographer-printmaker in Europe and the Middle East. Recurring themes in his work relate to identity, belonging, and his Arab heritage. He continues to work on art projects and teaches photography and printmaking in his ancient farmhouse studio in Spain, combining his creative interests with a healthy lifestyle connecting to nature, working on his organic farm, and being with his partner and their family of Saluki dogs and Arabian horses.

4-30 September

Gratitude for light, color and stone
Emad Ernest

Between sound hustle and color frequencies, the light passerby can hear and see his own visual melody. then; only then, you can say in a fleeting whisper, "I have become a son of the music of the universe."

A visual artist, filmmaker and art consultant with a specialization in writing, translation and arts training. Emad was born in Upper Egypt, and studied art at the Egyptian Academy of Arts. Emad focuses on blending visual arts and experimental moving images. His work has been shown in many art forums and platforms in Egypt, regionally and internationally, and it includes five installations, four video works, and three experimental films. Emad’s film "City Aloe" (35 mm) won the Jury Prize at the 2004 National Film Festival. His recent exhibition "Al-Naseeb" (March 2022) was shown at the Mahmoud Mokhtar Cultural Center and included 50 pieces of mixed media and installations. Moreover, Emad has translated and written articles on culture and "theme ontology" for a number of local and regional magazines. He also worked as an art consultant and trainer, including training artists as part of the Pro Helvetia Foundation residency program, and as a lecturer at the Film Department of Dar Al Kalima University in Ramallah. He also participated in the Abu Dhabi International Translation Conference. In 2018, Emad launched his own artistic initiative under the title "Theme".

3-18 September

Before it’s gone
M'hammed Kilito

An ongoing, long-term, multidisciplinary art project that highlights the complex and multidimensional issues related to the degradation of Moroccan oasis and the impact it has on its inhabitants. Over the past few years, I have visited many oases where I have made strong connections with their inhabitants. I was able to understand this rich environment but also get to face the glaring realities surrounding it. I realized that desertification, recurrent droughts and fires, changes in agricultural practices, and overexploitation of natural resources, as well as the rural exodus and the sharp drop in water are all imminent threats to the existence of oases.
These multiple concerns are unknown to the general public due to the lack of media coverage, which made me decide to work on this project to highlight them. My research also aims to reach a better understanding of the different approaches, practices, and programs applied to preserve and create sustainable development for heritage sites, in particular environmentally sensitive areas such as the oasis.
My main objective is to draw attention to this situation by alerting public opinion, policy makers and concerned organizations through this project. It is also to protect the ancestral intangible heritage of the nomadic culture in Morocco, as well as to protect the oasis ecosystem.

Born in 1981, Lviv. A freelance documentary photographer based in Rabat, Morocco. His work focuses on capturing narratives that help understand the relationship between groups or individuals and their environments, by covering issues related to cultural identity, the sociology of work and climate change. Currently, Kilito is currently completing the prestigious VII Mentor Program. His latest project “Before It's Gone” has been shortlisted for the Leica Oscar Barnack Award, and it won the first Prize at Kranj Photo Festival. Kilito was selected by Ateliers Medicis and the Centre national des arts plastiques (Cnap) as part of the French national photographic commission: "Regards du Grand Paris" and he was assigned as the north Africa regional coordinator for the 2022 World Press Photo contest.

Bhutan Trongsa Festival (Trongsa Tshechu)
Ross Deverson

Previously to Buddhism arriving in Bhutan in the 8th century, the Bon religion was widely practiced in the Himalaya region. It combines shamanistic and animistic practices performed by priests called Shen or Bonpo. Today, Bon, Hinduism and Buddhism are the dominant religions in Bhutan that is well-known for its religious festivals, temples and prayer flags that scatter the countryside spreading sacred prayers and goodwill as they flap in the wind.
One of the main religious festivals is the Trongsa Festival (Trongsa Tshechu), held in mid-December. Festivals in Bhutan are a series of sacred events choreographed to promote happiness, show gratitude to God, and to ultimately cultivate an enlightened mind.
The Trongsa Tshechu is unique as it is believed to be the oldest Tshechu held in reverence to the 8th century Saint Guru PadmaSambhava. The importance of the festival is magnified as Trongsa is the kingdom’s largest fortress, and the place from where the Wangchuck dynasty rose to power leading to the historic unification of Bhutan in 1907. Even today, the Crown Prince must assume the post of the Trongsa Penlop (Governor), before ascending the Throne.

A Canadian photographer who completed his studies in South Africa in 1998.
Having lived on every continent over the past 27 years, Deverson considers himself a real global nomad without a base to call home. During his travels, he became passionately interested in photography. He works with the intention to offer an artistic quality to travel photography.
The creative processes he uses mixes camera techniques and post processing, which offers beautiful images with a twist. His highly acclaimed work has been nominated for many international awards. Deverson currently lives in Amman, Jordan, where he is working on projects to promote the country as a new and fresh tourism destination.

8-30 September

If They Move Me... I Die
Mohamed Hozyen

In 2011, the Egyptian authorities issued demolition orders to remove all random residential areas and illegal buildings. The decision went into action at the beginning of 2016 by gradually removing old districts in the capital. Today, a total of 56 areas have been demolished and more than 2 million citizens were forced out.
My grandmother's house is now in danger of being demolished; she has lived there since 1952 when she married my grandfather. I feel overwhelmed with sadness when I think of how my grandmother is going to face that moment, leaving 70 years of memories and life behind. She can’t picture herself outside the place she calls home, and prefers to die rather than be put in that situation.

Born in 1984 in Cairo, Egypt. Hozyen graduated from the Faculty of Literature, Tourist Guidance department at Ain Shams University. He began his work as a photographer in 2016 with a focus on documenting daily life and social issues in Egypt. In 2020, he received a diploma in photojournalism from the Danish School of Media and Journalism. The following year, Hozyen participated in the Canon Europe development program, and he received a grant from The Arab Documentary Photography Program established by AFAC fund in collaboration with Prince Claus fund and Magnum foundation.

11-30 September

Maria Luiza's Garden
Malu Mesquita

Maria Luiza's Garden is a series of photography works that reflect positive energy in a symbolic way, where flowers are used to show gratitude. In this series, flowers are photographed in movements and then printed on fabric. The sense of gratitude is meant to express our way of life after the pandemic.

Malu Mesquita is a visual artist with 10 years of experience working and exhibiting in several venues around the world, including the United States, Canada, Russia, Arab Emirates, Spain, France, England and Jordan. Her work has also been shown in a number of exhibitions in Brazil, including São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia. Mesquita published her first book in 2017 and she is currently working on her second one, combining works she produced during the pandemic. Through her work in photography, Mesquita shows a unique and sensitive way of seeing the world.

6-30 September

Under the silence of ordinary things
Paola Farran

This body of work is an ode to nature, through content and process. It celebrates the elements by going to the source: the formation of earth. The wavy structures are called Liesegang banding, what forms when the different minerals and elements in the air are compressed over time. They are the witness of the thousands of years the earth took to compose, to then transform again into the fertile soil that allows us to survive.
This installation is composed of multiple shots taken all over Jordan (Wadi Araba, Petra, Wadi Rum, the wadis of the Dead Sea, and Ajloun). The mosaic of images seeks to depict both the complexities and the connections that stem from the soil, mirroring our diverse, yet interconnected societies.
These photographs were developed using the less invasive cyanotype and toning techniques, on paper or cotton, and with a eco-conscious use of display materials. The title is an excerpt from Etel Adnan’s The Manifestations of the Voyage poem.

Paola Farran is a Beirut born, Canadian artist and art practitioner living in Jordan. Her socially engaged, site-specific artistic practice is grounded in ecology and sustainability concerns, and informed by concepts of belonging and the 'other'. Material research is a core element of her practice, working across painting, photography, sculpture, clay, fabric… etc. She explores the role power systems play on environmental issues, as well as their societal impact. She often resorts to natural and found materials, utilizing artisanal techniques to create multimedia installations.

5-22 September

Memory of a Place
Samar Baiomy / Mohamed Tarek

When we miss people, we may go to the places that brought us together to retrieve a shared memory, but how can we remember the place when we lose it?
"Memory of a Place" is an exhibition that explores the connection between places and human memory, by going through the identity of a place, as well as its history and features, especially landmark places that are linked to our past and specific events over the years.
Each place has an existing presence that survives time through its spirit, feeling and the hidden memories behind every corner; those memories could be sensed in its doors, walls, windows, and in any pieces of furniture left inside. Places live and can communicate and be present in their own way and distinguished details, and as a result, they affect us and get affected by us.

Born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt. Samar Baiomy is a visual artist and photographer. After graduating with a degree in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Alexandria, she was granted a 2-year scholarship to study video art & photography at the École supérieure d'art d'Aix-en-Provence in France. In 2018, Baiomy got her master degree in Arts. She found her passion in documenting people's lives, especially memories of homes, whether inhabited or not, with a focus on conceptual documentary photography and self-representation photography. Baiomy works with different mediums, including video art, photography, installation and virtual reality. Her goal is to preserve memories and revive ruined memories. Baiomy’s work has been exhibited in several art venues around the world, and has received a number of awards over the years.

Mohamed Tarek Born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt. Tarek is a veterinarian, photographer and writer. He started exploring photography in 2016 as a hobby that helps him deal with daily pressures. Over time, his passion for photography has grown to become the biggest part of his work. Tarek began his professional journey in photography by documenting street stories in different parts of Egypt, hoping to reach a deeper understanding of people and societies. His work expanded beyond taking pictures to include listening and documenting people’s stories and problems, as well as their connection to the past. Tariq focuses on marginalized societies and the struggle of class identity in light of the intersection of psychology and visual anthropology. He aspires to combine his passion for writing, photography and psychology to become a visual artist.

4-30 September

Maguie (Algiers, Algeria)
Cléa Rekhou

I am from a country where many stories stay untold, as if they are floating truths we grow up and live with, but we don’t put them into words. We only feel them. Maguie is one of those stories; she grew up in the 1950s as an orphan in the French countryside, born and raised as a Catholic. Maguie faced many traumas during her young age. At the age of 18, she met some "Arabs" at Poitiers and got involved emotionally with one of them. As a result, she ended up moving to Algeria. After a while in Algeria, Maguie met someone else, a Kabyle, my grand-father Messaoud. He already had two wives and 4 children and was over 40s. I don't know if that was real love, but it was something strong enough that Maguie never left us. She saved the whole family from the French military forces during the Algerian war, she fled with them to Morocco, and then came back to stay with them in Algeria after the war and after Messaoud passed away. She even stayed during the Algerian civil war. Growing up, I remember asking if Maguie was a family member, and I was never given a straight answer. I only started assembling the pieces of the puzzle years later. Just before she passed away, I visited her in our family house in Algiers, we talked about her life and I could finally hear the real answer in her own words: “I was your grand-father’s mistress after all”. I smiled. That was the untold story of Maguie.

A French-Algerian photographer, born in Paris, France in 1988. Growing up between two cultures, She used to face common issues related to her social background, but it was also an enriching experience for her. Rekhou has always been outraged by social injustices but she was never daring enough to explore or talk about such issues until the year 2016, when she was first introduced to documentary photography. She started teaching herself in photography, before attending a few specialized workshops. She was also influenced by a number of photographers, including W. Eugene Smith, Eugene Richards, Susan Meiselas and Laia Abril. With her work, Rekhou aims to cover social issues, explore topics of identity and tackle questions that are often neglected. She also likes to challenge her creative and visual approach, and to discover new ways to tell stories. Rekhou was a finalist at the Emerging Talent Award (2019, France) for her work “Monsieur”, which was later exhibited at the Dali International Photography Exhibition (2019, China) and received the Best Photography Award (2019, China). She is a member of Collective 220 and Women Photograph, and a contributor to a number of magazines. Rekhou is currently based between Marseille and Algiers.

4-30 September

Proscenium Ghosts
Said Manseur

Four Algerian youth from west Algeria share their huge love for the art of theater. They sacrificed their studies and work for the theater that gives them a feeling of pride, despite the neglect of society and the absence of support from the state or civil organizations.
This time they are performing a show titled "Mékanizma", in which they did everything on their own to prove their love for the theater.

Born in west Algeria in Mascara city, Said Manseur is a young Algerian Filmmaker and Photographer. He is the president of Caravan association for arts and culture. Manseur studied cinematography and photography, and has participated in many national and international exhibitions. He also won the second place award as the best Algerian photographer.

13-30 September

Religious gratitude in India
Yasser Alaa Mobarak

The project documents the diversity of religious beliefs in India. Through his stay in India, Yasser was able to document places of worship and the diversity of religious and ideological origins in India.

Is an award-winning photographer from Alexandria,Egypt. He has won several International photography prizes. Yasser’s works have been featured The Guardian, VICE, National Geographic, and many other publications. He is visiting Faculty at Delhi College of Photography and Author at Digital Photography School.

3-14 September

Road Trip
Yamuna Matheswaran

In late 2018, after seven years of living abroad, I moved back to India. Soon after my return, my family and I embarked on a road trip across the southern state of Tamil Nadu—from our home in the bustling metropolis of Chennai to Pollachi, a small town where my father was raised. The views shifted radically as we drove, reflecting the diverse nature of our surroundings. We made pit stops at highway eateries, spent the night at a hotel in the city of Salem, and visited a temple by a remote village where distant relatives still reside. The journey allowed me to become reacquainted with the region, from both a personal and historical context, and invoked in me a sense of gratitude for the seemingly simple things: freedom of movement, cups of cardamom-infused tea, striking colors and car journeys, and the ability to harbor memories.
In an international context, India is still frequently viewed via the lens of Delhi or Bombay. Through this series, I hope to offer a glimpse of a different world.

Yamuna Matheswaran was born in 1989 in Chennai, India. As a visual artist and writer, her primary interest lies in storytelling. Her work shifts across the mediums of writing, painting, and photography, and focuses on themes of gender, cultural history, and personal narratives. Her work has been featured in many magazines. Her piece on Chennai's Burmese Indian community was recognized by JSTOR Daily as one of the best research-backed stories from around the web. She graduated with an MA in International Studies from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver.

4-30 September

The Attitude of Gratitude
Photography to bridge society Palestine

People from different geographical areas in Palestine like Silwan, Khan Younes, Balata Refugee Camp, Bethlehem and Gaza city usually don't cross paths often for several reasons. A group of young adults from these areas had the chance to meet and mingle, sit and chat about their stories through a joint project, after a journey of two years, some of the participants used their photography passion to capture stories showing different angles of gratitude. Media trainings are implemented through GIZ Palestine- Civil Peace Service (CPS). The CPS Media Project aims to achieve a continuous information exchange among Palestinians, particularly young adults, in Gaza Strip and West Bank including East Jerusalem, to contribute to a social change and majorly break down prejudices and stereotypes of their communities, and to help strengthen their communities confidence.

Hassan Saleh, Nael Ikhmais, Ihab Al Zughyyri, Ahmad Butma, Yousef Abu Jayyab, Rania Khalil, Eman Khalil, Mohammad Al Ahmad Naem.

4-15 September | Amman
18-30 September | Zarqa

Visual Jordan Project

A project by Darat Al Tasweer and Hikmat culture, aims to create a platform to attract a larger number of photographers, and develop a local documentary visual content, in addition to supporting amateur photographers and beginners through training programs and workshops. and connect them to the local and global documentary publishers.
We hope that the platform will be the comprehensive space for the art of local documentary photography, and the global destination for the visual stories of Jordan.

17-30 September