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image festival amman #8


[4/29/2019 4:14:11 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Coming soon, The Image Festival Amman 8th edition, with photographs from all over the world.

The Image Festival Amman
Since 2011

Organized by Darat Al Tasweer and in partnership with many local and international institutes The Image Festival Amman aims to gather more professionals together, attract a wider audience and create opportunities for sustainable cultural exchanges.

The Festival – single major event dedicated to photography in the region – has notably programmed in the past, internationally renowned photographers from world renowned Magnum Photo Agency with French photographers such as Josef Koudelka and Jean Gaumy, Ed Kashi, Tomas Vanhoutryve from VII Photos amongst many other talented photographers from all over the world.

Altogether, more than 200 photographers from 25 countries presented their art works in the framework of the Festival. The latter attracts a wider audience every year, since its inception, and it involves both professional and amateur photographers. The event benefits from strong media coverage (TV, radio and press) and is now an expected cultural event in the capital. 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 and Macro & Me in 2013. Together in 2014, Future in 2016, Identity in 2017, Home in 2018, and Wandering will be the theme for the 8th edition of the Festival 2019.
In addition to the many exhibitions related to the theme, the Festival offers workshops/meetings with photographers guests, portfolio reading by professionals, residential creations, publications as well our photography competition “Jamal Nasrallah Photography Award” open in two categories for professionals Amateur.

Linda Al Khoury
Curator
Born in 1979, In Amman – Jordan, Linda was fascinated by photography as a child and began taking pictures at the age of 13 when she was given her first 110mm compact camera. In 1998 Linda took her first course in black and white photography followed by special studies in 2002 at The Saint Spirit University / Keslik, in Lebanon. in 2007, with her accumulated experience, linda establish Darat Al Tasweer. Linda has been teaching photography since 2005, she works as a professional photographer specialized in architecture. She dedicates time for her passion to the art of documentary photography and she is working on her long term project “Stories from the Mountains of Amman”. The first phase along with other projects “Stories from Jabal Al Lweibdeh” were exhibited in different places around the world. In 2013 Linda established Fann Wa Chai ‘Art Gallery & Tea Bar’ a cultural space in Amman that aims at engaging the public with arts and culture.
Darat Al Tasweer Darat Al Tasweer is a specialized center dedicated to photography, we provide photography courses, workshops, host exhibitions, competitions and trips engaging all photography lovers. Darat Al Tasweer aims to inspire and introduce the art and craft of photography and its new technologies to both amateurs and professional photographers in Jordan. Darat Al Tasweer was established in 2007 at the heart of Jabal Al Lweibdeh, one of the oldest areas in Amman. It developed to become a creative space dedicated to the Art of Photography in Jordan, offereing various learning and participation opportunities at international exhibitions and competitions.

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