The 10th edition of the annual SAF photography exhibition opens on Friday

Sharjah 24: The 10th edition of Vantage Point Sharjah (VPS), an annual photographic exhibition that manifests the spirit of experimentation in making lens-based images today, opens this Friday at the Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF).
The open call for VPS 10 invited works that celebrate photography’s ability to perceive social realities and the diversity of contemporary lives from multiple perspectives and present these realities through different forms of visual storytelling. Works by 66 artists from 34 countries were selected for the exhibition from more than 450 applications.

Introduced in 2013 to cultivate public engagement with photography as an artistic medium, VPS has grown into a dynamic platform that encompasses multiple approaches to photography, from photojournalism and photographic essays to experimental work in analog and digital.

Alongside the exhibition, the Sharjah Art Foundation presents the Vantage Point Photography Award to five of the selected photographers to encourage their practice. Winners will be announced on the opening day of VPS 10. One winner will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and four runners-up will each receive $1,500. This year’s international jury is made up of acclaimed photographers Solmaz Daryani, Lamya Gargash and Sohrab Hura.

The exhibition runs from September 16 to December 11, 2022 at Al Hamriyah Studios in Al Hamriyah, Sharjah.

Tracey L. Sweeney