One-on-one meeting with Jassim Al Awadhi

Ended - Sunday 6 March 2022

Jassim Al Awadhi is considered among the first Emirati photographers. He graduated with a Master’s in Photography from Nottingham Trent University, UK, in 1999 having obtained a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from University of Dayton, Ohio, USA in 1985. As one of the first crime scene photographers of Dubai Police, he spent more than 20 years shaping the field of forensic photography in the UAE.

Jassim is Founder and Chairman of the UAE Photography Club, Chairman of the Emirates Photography Association and Founder of Akkas Visual Art Centre located in Al Fahidi, Dubai. He has judged and chaired many photography competitions. Since 2010, Jassim has been Head of Jury for the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Photography Competition as well as the Fujairah Photography Award. He also is a regular judge for The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Awards (HIPA), most recently in 2015. He has served as Secretary General of the Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Photography Award as well as President of the Abu Dhabi International Association of Photography.

Jassim’s work has been presented in over 27 exhibitions both in the UAE and abroad including eight solo exhibitions, the most recently being 'The Presence of Absence' (Manarat Al Saadiyat, 2018). Alongside his practice, he seeks to guide the next generation and has served as Associate Professor at Sharjah University – College of Fine Arts and Design (2004–2007) as well as mentor to Jalal Bin Thaneya on the 2019 Tashkeel Critical Practice Programme.

Jassim has attained various accolades and recognitions, most prominently the 2010 Emirates Appreciation Award in Fine Arts (Photography) and the UAE Appreciation Award for Science, Arts and Literature bestowed by Sheikh Khalifa, President of the UAE.


Date: 06 March 2022
11am - 3:50pm


3 spaces left


AED 325.00 (+VAT)

Please note that fees are non-refundable.

Tashkeel reserves the right to reschedule any gathering in adherence to current Dubai Government regulations. As such, all workshops and events are socially-distanced and capacities are limited. Visitors to Tashkeel are required to submit proof of vaccination upon registration/arrival, wear masks at all times and use the sanitiser stations available.


As part of the community programming for the exhibition 'From End to End', Tashkeel has invited the curator and photographer Jassim Al Awadhi - Founder and Chairman of the Akkas, the UAE Photography Club and Chairman of the Emirates Photography Association, to give 5 one-on-one sessions with photographers of any level who are interested in getting feedback on their work. This opportunity will help strengthen the participants' work and practice by introducing ideas and possibilities that they may not have considered. These dialogues are crucial to their development as photographers and image-makers.

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