Humans from Palestine: The Karimeh Abbud Award Exhibition
‘Humans from Palestine’ is a photography exhibition, which includes 30 artworks by ten young artists selected as the top ten finalists in the Karimeh Abbud Photography Award at Dar Al-Kalima University College of Arts & Culture (DAK). The photographs are around the theme of ‘humans from Palestine’ and reflect on humanitarian issues, refugees and the right of return, one of the concepts of the 2016 Qalandia International.
The Karimeh Abbud Photography Award was established by Dar Al-Kalima to support the talent and interest of young people in arts and culture, while also celebrating Karimeh Abbud’s heritage and work and highlighting her role as a pioneer for Palestinian women. The Award is part of DAK’s vision in underlining the importance of arts and culture in shaping society’s values and in creating a language of communication, both locally and worldwide. A specialized committee will choose three final winners, and an award announcement ceremony will take place at DAK on the 12 November 2016 in celebration of Karimeh Abbud’s birthday. The exhibition will later be shipped and displayed in California as part of the series of photography exhibitions called “the Humans of ... ”.