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Art Jameel And The Crossway Foundation Announce Jameel Journey To Andalucia

Art Jameel and the Crossway Foundation are pleased to announce their partnership on the Jameel Journey to Andalucía 2015. Continuing the two organisations’ long-standing collaboration, six young photographers from Saudi Arabia have been selected to explore the Islamic heritage of Andalucía on the journey of a lifetime in April 2015.

A total of 15 promising young photographers from Saudi Arabia were shortlisted from hundreds of applicants to the Art Jameel Photography Award and interviewed by Art Jameel and the Crossway Foundation. Six participants were selected for their photographic talent and creative potential. Further information on the participants can be found in the ‘Notes to Editors’ section.

The programme demonstrates Art Jameel’s commitment to making a meaningful investment in the next generation of creative talent in the Gulf and shows the desire to provide vocational training opportunities for young artists.

“Through successful collaboration over several years, Art Jameel and the Crossway Foundation together have played a unique role in enabling creative entrepreneurship in the MENAT region,” said Fady Jameel, President of Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives (ALJCI) International.

The Crossway Foundation has an established reputation for providing unique professional development opportunities ‘beyond four walls’. The British organisation is well placed to manage the project given its wealth of experience in delivering arts education initiatives for young people since 2007.

In Spain, the group will practice cutting-edge photographic techniques in the magnificent settings of Córdoba, Seville, Granada and Madrid. The majority of the participants are self-taught photographers who will benefit enormously from working with innovative photography collectives and professional photographers.

The Spanish organisation, Casa Arabe, has been closely involved in the project from its inception and its Madrid and Córdoba headquarters will serve as a base for the participants during their time in Spain. Casa Árabe is a space for mutual knowledge and shared reflection: a meeting point between Spain and the rest of the world.


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