As part of the award, her work will be shown at the annual photography festival Rencontres d’Arles.
Emirati artist Farah Al Qasimi has won the Louis Roederer Discovery Award 2021.
Al Qasimi, who lives and works in New York, will join 10 shortlisted candidates in exhibiting work at the opening week of the upcoming Rencontres d’Arles, an annual photography festival held in France.
Al Qasimi, who is represented by Dubai’s The Third Line and New York’s Helena Anrather, is known for her unique and vivid images of the Gulf, capturing everyday details that we otherwise might miss. Her recent photographic projects have also investigated jinn folklore in the UAE in quirky and memorable ways.
In early 2020, the Dubai-born artist transformed 100 public bus shelters in New York City into art installations, covering them in 17 images of individuals from immigrant communities in Queens and Brooklyn.
The project was part of the Public Art Fund.
As part of the award, Al Qasimi will produce a project that will be acquired for €15,000 (AED 67,000). The works will then join the Rencontres d’Arles collection.
Read the full article in The National.