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8th edition | 2019

The Image Festival Amman
8th Edition

The Image Festival Amman, dedicated to Documentary Art Photography, Organized by Darat Al Tasweer and in partnership with local and international institutes, was established in 2011. A single major event That lasts a full month, dedicated to photography in the region – aims to gather more professionals together, attract a wider audience, expand internationally and create opportunities for sustainable cultural exchange.
Altogether, more than 200 photographers from all over the world presented their art works in the framework of the Festival. The Festival attracts a wider audience every year, since its inception, and involves both professional and amateur photographers. It is as well the longest cultural event to happen in Amman and the region that associates a great number of partners and artists.
After the first edition in 2011, a theme, that guidelines the Festival, is proposed: [ Re ] Evolution in 2012, Macro & Me in 2013, Together in 2014, Future in 2016, Identity in 2017, Home in 2018, and Wandering will be the theme of the 8th edition.
In addition to the many exhibitions related to the theme, the Festival offers advanced workshops, meetings, portfolio reading by professionals, residential creations, publications as well as a photographic competition.

Linda Al Khoury

We present to you this special edition of the Image Festival Amman, hosting one of “Magnum Photos’” touring exhibitions, for the first time in Jordan, showing the work of Czech/French photographer Josef Koudelka under the name “Gypsies”.
“Wandering” is the theme for this year’s edition, reflecting the different social perspectives of the participating photographers.
The Festival gets more and more diverse every year, with a speciality to each edition, carrying new challenges, and experiences.
This year we received applications from all over the world, which encouraged us to host more exhibitions, what makes this edition rich in contant, with 23 solo exhibitions, 5 group exhibitions and 1 archival exhibition.
The preparations of the Image festival Amman takes over 9 months, where we explore the world of photography, with fresh prospects, and new partnerships every year, in order to guarantee the quality of such an event, to keep us on the global cultural map.
We look forward to this special event, and we thank all our sponsors and partners, notably the main sponsor for the 8th edition of the Image Festival Amman; Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation.


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