Vantage Point Sharjah 9 awards

Sharjah Art Foundation announced the winners of its inaugural photography prize at the opening of Vantage Point Sharjah 9 (VPS9) in Al Hamriyah Studios. Presenting works by 53 photographers from 30 countries ad selected from more than 500 entries, the […]


Bulgari backs Dubai Culture’s talent

The Bulgari Contemporary Art Award is a new addition to the roster of opportuniites available to UAE-based artists. It’s not an open call, however, despite the promises that it will “support and inspire talents and empower them to be globally […]


Image consciousness and the one-stop shop

Would you buy more art if it was easy? If it was easy to find something you like, easy to specify the size and frame, easy to hang it? That’s the idea behind  a customised photo-print service called inkopia which […]


Xposure announces winners of Timothy Allen Award

Five winners has been selected from a record 1,600 entries for the Timothy Allen Photography Scholarship Award (TAPSA) at Sharjah’s Xposure International Photography Festival next year. The award, for travel and documentary photography, aims to highlight the work of lesser […]


Finding 50 to Follow

The magpie team is once again putting together its annual list of the 50 most exciting, innovative and stimulating people in the UAE who are making a difference to the cultural and creative life of the Emirates. And we want […]


Winners of eighth HIPA

The winners have been announced for the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award, the world’s richest. The theme for this eight season of HIPA was Hope. As HIPA Secretary General, Ali bin Thalith said: “This award […]


Special Awards by HIPA to Tim Flach, Tom Ang, Yousef Al Habshi

The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) has announced the ‘special award’ recipients for its eighth season of competition. These go to “photographers that have contributed positively to photography as an art-form and industry” and […]


50 To Follow

Here it is: the 2019 edition of magpie’s 50 To Follow. Like most retrospective lists, it’s intended as a conversation piece. We fully expect you to disagree with our inclusions, and with the (admittedly pretty arbitrary) ranking that we’ve given […]


Open-access pro photography studio opens at Manarat Al Saadiyat

A new publicly-accessible Photography Studio opens at Manarat Al Saadiyat on 3 October, with facilities for photographers, workshops and exhibitions. The services available include a studio available for rent, a digital lab, classrooms, and a large workspace including a makeup […]


Open Call: Urban Pixels photography competition

Meraas, the Dubai-based property company responsible for many of the sexier developments along the city’s coastal strip, has opened the fourth edition of its Urban Pixels photography competition. The competition runs from 19 April to 10 May, is open to […]