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 […]


First Burj Khalifa design Open Call concepts go live

The first two artists to win the chance to put a design on to the new LED façade of the world’s tallest habitable building have been named as Pedro Narvaez from Mexico and Hiroyuki Hosaka from Japan. Their winning designs […]

Open call

Open Call: Tashkeel’s analogue photography exhibition at Sikka 2018

Throughout Sikka 2018 Tashkeel is hosting Out of the Dark, “an exhibition of photography that demonstrates the creative potential in all things analogue, from processing to alternative forms of printing and development”. Undergraduates and recent graduates who are UAE residents […]