10th edition of SAF’s annual photography exhibition opens Friday

September 15, 2022 / 3:17 PM
Sharjah 24: The 10th edition of Vantage Point Sharjah (VPS), an annual photography exhibition that manifests the spirit of experimentation in lens-based image making today, opens this Friday at Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF).
The open call for VPS 10 invited works that celebrate photography's ability to perceive social realities and the diversity of contemporary lives from multiple perspectives and present these realities through different forms of visual storytelling. Works by 66 artists from 34 countries were selected for the exhibition from more than 450 applications. 

Introduced in 2013 to cultivate public engagement with photography as an artistic medium, VPS has evolved into a dynamic platform that embraces multiple approaches to photography, from photojournalism and photo essays to experimental work in both analogue and digital forms.  

In conjunction with the exhibition, Sharjah Art Foundation presents the Vantage Point Photography Award to five of the selected photographers to encourage their practice. The awardees will be announced on the opening day of VPS 10. One winner will receive a cash prize of USD 5,000, and four runners-up will each receive USD 1,500. This year’s international jury consists of acclaimed photographers Solmaz Daryani, Lamya Gargash and Sohrab Hura. 

The exhibition runs from 16 September to 11 December 2022 at Al Hamriyah Studios in Al Hamriyah, Sharjah.
September 15, 2022 / 3:17 PM

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