The International Women Photographers Award is a photography award for women organized by Antidote art and design in collaboration with the International Women Photographers Association, MyArtSpy and Alliance Française, Dubai.
Established in 2001, the association helps women photographers to gain global recognition and to boost their careers creatively and professionally. IWPA invites all women photographers, professionals or amateurs, regardless of nationality, to participate and enter the yearly Award.
About the Exhibition:
The essence of IWPA is to promote women photographers around the world and act as a global platform. Following that mission and goal, the IWPA prize offers an exhibition that travels to various cities across the Middle East and Europe in order to show their work to a large and international audience.
Major cities and capitals i.e. Dubai, Paris, New Delhi, Port-Said, Alexandria, Toulouse, Cairo, Kuwait, Marseille, Islamabad/Lahore are welcoming IWPA exhibition in 2017, allowing the laureate and finalists to showcase their work for almost one full year.
For its 2017 Edition, IWPA announced 11 photographers who have been selected from the total of 785 applications received from 84 countries. A prestigious panel of seven international experts from the field of photography has carefully reviewed the submissions to choose the laureate and the finalists.
The results show the outstanding success of the IWPA award around the world as the selected photographers come from Middle East, Europe, Asia and South America.
Farah Salem – lives in Chicago (USA), Kuwaiti
Anna Alexandrescu – lives in Bucharest (Romania), Romanian
Anne Ackermann – lives in Kampala (Uganda), German
Cécile Smetana Baudier – lives in Copenhagen (Denmark), Danish/French
Marcela Barrios-Hernandez – lives in Paris (France), Colombian
Haruhi Fuji – lives in Tokyo (Japan), Japanese
Ranita Roy – lives in Kolkota (India), Indian
Sumy Sadurni – lives in Kampala (Uganda), Spanish
Soheila Sanamno – lives in Tabriz (Iran), Iranian
Neus Solà – lives in Barcelona (Spain), Spanish
Florencia Trincheri – lives in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Argentinian
The one shortlisted laureate Farah Salem has been awarded the prize to have a solo show at La Galerie, Alliance Française Dubai in 2018.
Exhibition Opening: 12th May 2017 | 7pm
Exhibition on view: 13th May – 11th June 2017 | 11am – 8pm
Galerie Romain Rolland, Alliance Française de Delhi