Vantage Point Sharjah 7(VPS7) is the seventh iteration of Sharjah Art Foundation’s annual photography initiative. This year, VPS7 is broadening its range, offering both local and international photographers the opportunity to choose their own themes. This initiative aims to foster photographers’ development and creativity and encourage their engagement with the wider cultural community.

A large number of applicants, with a variety of professional backgrounds, skill sets and interests, respond to the open call each year. The resulting exhibition features a significant selection of unique photographs.

The foundation announced its first open call for submissions during the summer of 2013, inviting GCC-based photographers to submit works that fell under the theme ‘Life and Landscapes of Sharjah’. Themes of other Vantage Point exhibitions have included ‘Self-Portraiture’, ‘Performance’ and ‘Architecture and Urban Landscape’.