The Image Festival Amman
From 2011 until 2014 The Institut Francais in Jordan in collaboration with Darat Al Tasweer, has organized
4 editions of the Image Festival Amman, dedicated to Art Photography.
In April 2016, the 5th edition of the Festival will be organised by Darat Al Tasweer with the support of
many venues and partners.
The Festival - single major event dedicated to photography in the region – aims to gather more professionals together, attract a wider audience, expand internationally and create opportunities for sustainable cultural exchanges.
Altogether, more than 100 Jordanian, French and other international photographers presented their art works in the framework of the Festival. The latter attracts a wider audience every year, since its inception, and involves both professional and amateur photographers. It is as well the longest cultural event to happen in Amman and the region that associates a great number of partners and artists.
After the first edition in 2011, a theme, that guidelines the Festival, is proposed: [ Re ] Evolution in 2012, Macro & Me in 2013, Together in 2014 and Future will be the theme of the 5th edition in 2016.
In addition to the many exhibitions related to the theme, the Festival offers workshops/meetings with guest photographers, portfolio reading by professionals, residential creations, publications as well as a photographic competition: open to amateur and professional Jordanians living in Jordan or abroad and residents in Jordan.
Linda Al Khoury
With our recognition of the importance of this cultural event for
Jordan and the region, we at Darat Al Tasweer took the decision to
continue organizing The Image Festival Amman in partnership with
our remarkable cultural supporters of organizations and institutes
The value of this festival goes beyond being a cultural activity to an amazing opportunity to network and build relations with photographers and institutions from all over the world. It enhances our main goal which revolves around continued cultural exchanges. "Future" will be the topic of the 5th edition of the image festival this year, reflecting our vision for the future for this festival and “Future” in the eyes of our photographers.
The launching event for the festival will take place at the heart of Amman, at the historical Citadel which sits on the highest hill in Amman, Jebel al-Qala’a. The work Vestiges, An unprecedented exploration of ancient Greek and Roman sites, by International photographer Josef Koudelka will be displayed and accompanied by the great music of the Jordanian composer Tareq Al Nasser playing his piano.
We look forward to a prosperous future in Jordan, thanking our enduring and new supporters and partners.