Image courtesy of Hashem Al Ajmani, Sharjah, 1980s


As part of the Sharjah Biennial 14 exhibition Look for Me All Around You, curated by Claire Tancons, New Orleans Airlift will produce a public art project built around the site of a derelict plane in Umm Al Quwain in order to explore notions of community, cultural and national identity, nation-building and home in the UAE. 

In the run-up to SB14 and as a means of contributing to the shape and direction of the New Orleans Airlift project, Sharjah Art Foundation is launching an online open call for Emiratis of all ages to submit high-resolution photographic and video materials that are related to personal and family histories and/or the national history of the UAE.

The archival documents submitted will be used both as inspiration for the artists behind the New Orleans Airlift project, and in some cases, with the permission of the owners, as direct material to be displayed at the project site in the form of digital projections.

Application Form

These archival materials along with the submission form should be sent by email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Please send high resolution images in no less than 300 DPI. 

To download the application form please click here.