British Council and Nuqat hold Re-inventing Imagery Photography Workshop

09/10/2016 - 07:00
British Council and Nuqat hold  Re-inventing Imagery Photography Workshop

The British Council and Nuqat in partnership with Art Jameel of Community Jameel, are organising a three day photography workshop, titled “Re-inventing Imagery”, on the 4th and 5th of October at the Kuwait Science Club.

The workshop will be delivered by Ali Al-Zaidi, and will explore the topic of “Re-inventing Imagery”, which is this year’s theme for the prestigious annual Art Jameel Photography Award.

Participants will be asked to interpret the theme and share stories with each other. In addition to technical photography skills, they will learn how to write a statement and biography to participate in photography competitions, such as the Art Jameel Photography Award.

‘There is so much great talent in Kuwait, so we’re pleased that our partnership with Art Jameel is giving a chance to many young photographers to forge new connections and develop their creative skills for the second year running,’ said Mais Montazar, head of projects at British Council Kuwait.

The Art Jameel Photography Award (AJPA) is one of Art Jameel’s many initiatives and an extension of the Bab Rizq Jameel Photography Award, which was launched in 2010. The award aims to provide an opportunity for talented young photographers to show their work to a wider audience, and to help them further their careers. In 2015, the award is being extended for the first time to accept submissions from all the GCC countries, as, until now it had been focussed on Saudi Arabia.

The workshop leader, Ali Al-Zaidi is a photographer, currently based in Kuwait. He says ‘I first ventured into photography ten years ago. My main aim was to allow people to see a part of the world in a way in which they probably hadn’t seen yet and to spread awareness that although we share different cultures, ideas and believes; we are all essentially a part of the same land.’


This workshop is free of charge and registration is still open. Participants can register by contacting the organizing committee on

or visiting the British Council’s website

For more information or enquiries, please contact the project manager, Kawthar AlArab on or 39301170 or project coordinator, or 32210993.

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