The inaugural Tasweer festival was made possible by the enthusiasm and effort of many departments and individuals within Qatar Museums and partner organisations. Our thanks to everyone.
The Social & Sport Contribution Fund (Daam) is pleased to support Tasweer as part of the strategic vision of Daam that aims to effectively contribute to activities and initiatives that achieve sustainable social development, in alignment with the Qatar National Vision 2030. Daam is motivated by a sincere national responsibility and a complete understanding of its strategic role in supporting a life of a better quality for Qataris.
M7 is Qatar’s dynamic hub for innovation and entrepreneurship in fashion, design and technology, and a catalyst for creativity in people of all ages and backgrounds. We are pleased to be hosting the inaugural Tasweer photography festival at M7 and partnering on its programme of exhibitions, workshops, and discussions. We look forward to cultivating image-making talents with the Tasweer team.
For over two decades, Qatar Foundation has been driving regional innovation and entrepreneurship, fostering social development and a culture of lifelong learning, and preparing our brightest minds to tackle tomorrow’s biggest challenges. The knowledge that our future lies in unlocking the most precious resource of all – human potential is at the heart of our partnership with Qatar Museums and Tasweer.
Years of Culture
Year of Culture welcomes Tasweer Photo Festival’s collaboration with leading institutions in Qatar and the United States in realizing Qatar-USA 2021. Under the leadership of its Chairperson, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar Museums has developed the 'Years of Culture' initiative – an annual international cultural exchange designed to deepen understanding between nations and their people.
Saoud bin Mohammed Al-Thani Foundation
The Sheikh Saoud Al Thani Award was first announced in 2001 as an initiative of Sheikh Saoud in cooperation with the Qatar Photographic Society as a platform to support photographers. The award has now relaunched by Tasweer with the Saoud bin Mohammed Al-Thani Foundation as annual open calls to photographers in Western Asia and North Africa (WANA) – and continues its journey of celebrating and nurturing photographic talent.
Hamad Medical Corporation
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is the main provider of secondary and tertiary healthcare in Qatar and a leading hospital provider in the Middle East. We are dedicated to safe, effective and compassionate care for all our patients and are pleased to work with Tasweer and the Sheikh Saoud Al Thani Awards to bring the beauty and joy of photography to our patients through spaces inside HMC.
Fire Station is a contemporary art space committed to supporting artists through its artist in residence program as well as engaging local communities in Qatar through opportunities, mentorship, curatorial support, events, and exhibitions. Fire Station is pleased to provide the Al Wakra House artist studios – one of our Creative Spaces – for community programming as part of Tasweer's Contemporary Heritage project.
Aperture, a not-for-proﬁt foundation based in New York, is a multiplatform publisher and centre for the photo community. As organizer of the exhibition 'The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion', curated by Antwaun Sargent, and made possible, in part, by AirBnB Magazine, we appreciate Tasweer Photo Festival Qatar bringing this exhibition and the conversations it stimulates to audiences in Qatar.