International Women Photographers Award – Edition 2018

The goal of International Women Photographers Association is to promote women photographers around the world, to act as a global platform and to increase their visibility. In accordance with this mission, the IWPA prize offers an itinerant exhibition that travels to major cities and capital across the Middle East, Europe and Asia in order to show the laureate & finalists work to a large and international audience. The exhibition is inaugurated on March 8, to coincide with the International Women’s Day.

The force of women’s creativity is recognised worldwide and gaining increasing influence in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) countries. To further promote expression, encourage fresh talent and create awareness in this part of the world, Dubai, Beirut and Chittagong have been chosen to host this photography award, with Dubai being chosen for the second time, for the 2018 first openings.

The IWPA exhibition presents a selection of photographs taken from each photographer’s series. The participants could choose between either the “free theme” or the IWPA theme 2018 “Visible/Invisible”. The diversity, the richness and the quality of their works speaks for itself.

Laureate & Finalists: Elahe Abdolahaba – Shu-Chen Chen – Loulou Daki Estelle Lagarde – Alice Mann – Manyatsa Monyamane- Tahmineh Monzavi – AnnaLisa Natali Murri – Constanza Portnoy – Laeticia Vancon- Marylise Vigneau

Prices: International Traveling show & Canon Cameras (EOS 80D 18-55IS STMX1 & EOS 1300D 18-55DC kit X10)

Strategic Partners:  Antidote art and design & MyArtSpy

Institutional Partner:  Alliance Française, Dubai.

Official Sponsor: CANON ME


Supporting Partner: Clyde & Co – Storiatipic


Media partners

TV5Monde – Tribe Magazine – Diptyck


The International Women Photographers Award is a photography exhibition for women organized by Antidote art and design in collaboration with the International Women Photographers Association, MyArtSpy and Alliance Française Dubai.

The essence of IWPA is to promote women photographers around the world and act as a global platform. Following that mission and goal, the IWPA prize offers an exhibition that travels to various cities across the Middle East, Asia and Europe in order to show their work to a large and international audience.

Some of the awarded pictures will be presented at Alliance Française Hyderabad in the frame work of the Indian Photography Festival 2018.


Preview: 5th September, 6:30pm

Details and information
Date : 5th to 23rd September 2018
Location : AFHyderabad Gallery

Entry : Free and open to all


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