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‘Edge of Arabia: A Work in Progress’ by Mexican-American Fine Art Photographer Natalie Marie Franco

Natalie Marie Franco, an award-winning Mexican-American fine art photographer based in Los Angeles explores people and environments on an intimate scale from various countries around the world. Franco's latest series is called 'Edge of Arabia: A Work in Progress' that documents the beauty of the Arab culture. The primary focus of the images represent her recent travels to UAE.

Ramadan Photography Initiative Hopes to Counter Negative Stereotypes about Muslims and Islam

New York, NY / The third annual “Capture the Spirit of Ramadan” International Photography Competition™ brings people together from around the world under the banner of “bridging cultures and inspiring creativity”. Beautiful photos are shared in an effort to counter the negative images of Islam often seen in the media and to open people’s minds and hearts to the good in the faith.

FotoFest Announced Theme and Dates for the 2014 International Biennial

HOUSTON, TEXAS / FotoFest International announced Contemporary Arab Photographic Art as the theme for its 2014 Biennial Exhibitions of photography, video and multi-media installations. The Biennial will be showcasing more than 40 contemporary Arab artists addressing a broad range of aesthetic and cultural values impacting Arab culture. The FotoFest 2014 Biennial, the Fifteenth International Biennial of Photography and Photo-related Art, will take place March 15 through April 27, 2014, in Houston, Texas.

‘VICTIMS OF WAR’

DUBAI/ Pro Art Gallery, the gallery that celebrates innovative and cutting edge art from the Arab world and beyond, is hosting the non political and non governmental photographic project, VICTIMS OF WAR. The exhibition, is showcasing selected photographic artworks by Australian TV News Anchor in the Middle East, Hermoine Macura, who has spent over a decade covering the Arab world both in front and behind the camera.

‘Barzakh’ by Sami Al Turki

BASEL / At VOLTA9, Basel's cutting-edge art fair for new and emerging art, Athr Gallery presents Saudi artist Sami Al-Turki's works from his latest photographic series ‘Barzakh', inspired by the artist's quest to find a home for himself in his own country. After having lived and studied abroad for a number of years, the artist made the decision to return and settle in his home country of Saudi Arabia, a desert country for the large part that consists mainly of empty land.

‘Prayer Rooms’ by Ammar Al Attar

JEDDAH / A photo exhibition 'Prayer Rooms' opens tonight at Athr Gallery in Jeddah. A photographer Ammar Al Attar surveys prayer rooms across Jeddah. Mandated in public buildings by national legislation, these informal worship areas are ubiquitous, providing the faithful a place for their five prayers a day regardless of their location. The exhibition will run until June 13, 2013.