Vantage Point Sharjah 2019
320 pages, 184 visuals
16.5 x 11.5 cm
English and Arabic
Published by Sharjah Art Foundation, 2019
This exhibition booklet is a record of Vantage Point Sharjah 2019, which is the seventh iteration of Sharjah Art Foundation’s annual photography initiative. Vantage Point Sharjah 7 extended the open call internationally for the first time and not only to residents of the UAE and other GCC countries.
The exhibition features the work of 36 photographers from over 20 countries, including Republic of Congo, France, Nigeria, Sudan, Russia, South Africa, USA and UAE, among others. The selected photographs offer viewers a unique perspective on various subjects by using different styles, such as conceptual photography, street photography, land and cityscapes and portraiture. These images further demonstrate a wide range of techniques in both digital and 35mm photography, such as montage, collage, archival reconstruction, infrared and light painting.
This initiative aims to foster photographers’ development and creativity and encourage their engagement with the wider cultural community.
Participating artists: Huda Abdulmughni, Hussam Ahmed, Majd Alloush, Mahra Almheiri, Moath Alofi, Mohamed Altoum, Ali Abbas Azharm, Rana Al Baba, Salih Basheer, Olgaç Bozalp, Gregory Dargent, Raoof Dashti, Emmanuel Koto Kongogbi Eko, Hana Gamal, Saif Hussein, Ron John, Oli Kellett, Hanan Hassan Al-Khalifa, M'hammed Kilito, Nedim Kufi, Mahshid Mahboubifar, Firoz Mahmud, Lakin Ogunbanwo, Logo Oluwamuyiwa, Amine Oulmakki, Rachid Ouettassi, Thania Petersen, Christopher Revelle, Aron Rossman-Kiss, Shubho Saha, Abeer Abdelmonaim Sdieg, Marwan Tahtah, Oliver Tooke, Olga Vorobyova, Zakaria Wakrim and Bahar Yürükoğlu.