Qatar Museums announced an open call for the second edition of the Sheikh Saoud Al Thani Project and Single Image Awards. The open call forms part of Tasweer, a photography festival celebrating photographers from Western Asia and the North Africa (WANA) region.

The award, dedicated to Sheikh Saoud Al Thani (1966-2014) – one of Qatar’s greatest collectors who largely shaped the extraordinary collection of the Museum of Islamic Art – invites photographers to submit their entries before 20 December.

Sheikh Saoud Project Award

The Sheikh Saoud Project Award is an annual grant award for photographers residing in WANA, supporting proposals for the development or completion of a photographic project. The jury-selected awardees will each receive a grant award of QAR30,000 to support their development or new photographic project. The Sheikh Saoud Single Image Award is an open call for a single image that best represents the photographer’s experience and personal narrative.

According to Tasweer Founding Director Khalifa Ahmad Al Obaidly, the Sheikh Saoud Al Thani Foundation founded the award to celebrate photography and to give representation to aspiring and established photographers in the WENA region. Following the success of the first edition, which saw entrants and winners of phenomenal talent and creativity, Al Obaidly said they look forward to receiving entries this year.

The annual photography competition is in partnership with the Sheikh Saoud Al Thani Foundation, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and the Social and Sport Contribution Fund (DAAM). As part of Tasweer’s collaboration with HMC, a selection of winning images will be displayed at in-patient facilities of HMC.

Qatar Museums founded Tasweer to nurture aspiring and established photographers and photographic communities from Western Asia and North Africa.

Photographers from WANA are invited to submit their entries at before 20 December 2021. Winners will be announced on 24 March 2022 during the launch of the next edition of Tasweer. Winning photographs will be on view at Doha Tower during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

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