IWPA Exhibition I 8 March – 8 April 2017 I La galerie, AF I Dubai

International Women Photographers Award Exhibition

Dates: March 8th – April 8th 2017

Opening: March 8th 2017

Time: 7pm – onward

Location: La Galerie, Alliance Francaise, Dubai

For the first time in Dubai, the IWPA exhibition presents a selection of photographs from each photographer’s series. The participant had the choice to choose between either the “free theme” or the IWPA theme 2017 “borders”.

The exceptional quality of work and the diversity of imagery illustrate the wealth of talent and creativity of the selected women photographers.

IWPA Panel Discussion: “Real and Ideal”

Panel Discussion: March 8th 2017

Title of discussion: Real and Ideal

Time: 5-7pm

Location: Auditorium, Alliance Française Dubai

Address: Street 18, Oud Mehta, Dubai


Join Séverine Blanchet, Lamya Gargash, Anna Seaman, Sueraya Shaheen and Meagan Kelly Horsman to celebrate the opening of the IWPA Exhibition and International Women’s Day with a panel discussion dedicated to the work of female photographers.

Talking all things female, and all things photography, Real and Ideal will cover issues facing female photographers today working both in the Middle East and globally – looking into personal practices as well as important initiatives like the IWPA.

List of panelists:

Anna Seaman, Arts writer at the National

Lamya Gargash, Photographer

Séverine Blanchet, Photographer and Founder of IWPA

Sueraya Shaheen Photo Editor of Tribe Magazine

Moderator – Meagan Horeman –Kelly, curator at Meem Gallery



Farah Salem – lives in Chicago (USA), Kuwaiti


Anna Alexandrescu – lives in Bucharest (Romania), Romanian

Anne Ackermann – lives in Kampala (Uganda), German

Cécile Smetana Baudier – lives in Copenhagen (Denmark), Danish/French

Marcela Barrios-Hernandez – lives in Paris (France), Colombian

Haruhi Fuji – lives in Tokyo (Japan), Japanese

Ranita Roy – lives in Kolkota (India), Indian

Sumy Sadurni – lives in Kampala (Uganda), Spanish

Soheila Sanamno – lives in Tabriz (Iran), Iranian

Neus Solà – lives in Barcelona (Spain), Spanish

Florencia Trincheri – lives in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Argentinian

Alliance Française Dubai

Address: 18th Street, Oud Metha, Dubai

Opening Hours:

Sunday – Wednesday 9 am – 8 pm

Thursday & Saturday 9 am – 5 pm

Closed Friday