Photographers from the six Gulf Cooperation Council countries can now submit their entries to the 2016 Art Jameel Photography Award, which offers almost US$ 30,000 in total prize money.
Final winners will be announced in November. Thirty images will also be displayed as part of an exhibition organized by Art Jameel.
The 2016 theme is ‘Reinventing Imagery’, and 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.
International photography expert Zelda Cheatle is the competition’s curator. Dalya Mousa, Art Jameel Manager, said: “The goal is to encourage artists to break away from the familiar and commercial ways of looking at and using images through art.”