IWPA would like to thanks all the photographers who have submitted their photos for the IWPA Award 2018. The 60 pre-selected photographers will be announced in February 2018 and Laureate & Finalists in March 2018. The show opens in March 2018 in Dubai, UAE, followed by an international traveling exhibition in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. The competition is open to women photographers from all over the world. An international jury of prominent figures from the art world and the photography community will shortlist 11 candidates. The first exhibition will be inaugurated on March 8th, 2018 to coincide with International Women’s Day. The IWPA 2018 Award is a photography award organized by the International Women Photographers Association, Antidote Art and Design and Myartspy. Canon Middle East is the official sponsor and Alliance Française Dubai its institutional partner. IWPA’s goal is to provide a platform for women photographers to exhibit their work to a wide and diverse audience, to gain global recognition and to boost their careers creatively and professionally. Last year’s edition received 784 submissions from 84 countries.

The IWPA team would like to thank all photographers who have participated to edition 2017. The laureate for 2017 is Farah Salem. The finalists 2017 are Ana Alexandrescu, Anne Ackermann, Cécile Smetana Baudier, Florencia Trincheri, Haruhi Fujii, Marcela Barrios-Hernandez, Neus Solà, Ranita Roy, Soheila Sanamno, Sumy Sadurni.




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IWPA, the International Women Photographers Association, promotes women photographers by highlighting and exposing their practices and talents to an international audience. The IWPA Award and the promotion of exhibitions are the main ways to achieve it. The Association serves an important mission: To encourage and support women photographers on the path of reaffirming their personal voice and practice. / The objectives are to / Promote the diversity of women photographers…


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Laureates IWPA 2013 Laureates IWPA 2013 – festival “Images d’elles” 19 shorlisted laureates, 2 exhibitions in Toulouse, France : Espace Bonnefoy and the Maison des Associations. With an exceptional patron, famous french photographer Sabine Weiss Ula BLOCKSAGE / English-australian / Based in London UK Yaja HADRYS / Australian / based in Sydney, Australia Shen LIN / Chinese / Based in Shanghai, China Soledad FERNANDEZ DIAZ / Spanich / based in…

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