Events Directory

HIPA to offer three photography courses to Dubai Government

Over 60 hours of ‘basic photography’ training. The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) will host a total of three photography courses for Dubai Government employees as part of the organisation’s training program.

Emoi Photographique 2017

Angouleme (March 25th -April 30th 2017) Photographic Emotion is a festival of photography which takes place in Angouleme and the extensive surrounding area of the Charente, from March 25th to April 30th, 2017.

Whitney Biennial 2017

New York (17 Mar – 11 Jun 2017) The 2017 Whitney Biennial, the seventy-eighth installment of the longest-running survey of American art, arrives at a time rife with racial tensions, economic inequities, and polarizing politics.

Herbert Dombrowski ; Shift and Striptease

Alkersum (5 Mar – 18 Jun 2017) The black-and-white works of the Hamburg photographer Herbert Dombrowski (1917 ̶ 2010) offer a subtle and captivating look at everyday life in the Hamburg districts of Altona and St Pauli in the 1950s.

Riga Photomonth 2017

Riga (8 May – 31 May, 2017) The international Riga Photomonth 2017 festival will offer exhibitions and lectures, artist talks, film screening and other events under the common theme of Facts and Clarifications.

Photo basel 2017

Basel (14 Jun – 18 Jun 2017) Photo basel, Switzerland’s first and only international art fair dedicated to the photographic medium, is delighted to announce its gallery list for the third edition.

The Balkan Photo Award 2016 is now open for entries

Like in the previous years, the Organizing Board of the Balkan Photo Festival (BPF) has now announced a call for entries to its photo contest for the selection of the best photographs in the past year called the Balkan Photo Award 2016

Festival Images Vevey 2016

Vevey (Sep 10 to Oct 2) Confirming its status as Switzerland’s first Biennale of visual arts, the Festival will present original installations by international artists and up-and-coming talents in unexpected places.

Al-Duwisan delves into the world of ‘Digital Manipulation

Famous Kuwaiti Photographer and social media sensation Abdulaziz Al-Duwisan has this past Saturday the 4th of June, given a lecture titled ‘Discover the Art of Digital Manipulation’ at the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) headquarters in Downtown Dubai.

HIPA announces 10 winners of its May Instagram Photo Contest ‘Birds’

(Deadline: June 11,2016) HIPA has announced the winners of its May Instagram Photo Contest, which was themed ‘Birds’. A total of 10 winners out of the total 2799 submissions were announced, all of whom will receive the ‘HIPA Recognition Award’ for their winning photographs. HIPA is now set to launch the June edition of the Instagram Photo Contest with the theme of ‘Prayers’.


(Deadline: October 31, 2016) Photographers are very familiar with the challenges faced in their line of work. They often have to deal with challenges in order to be able to capture the right image at the right moment and deliver the intended message or provoke the right feelings.