Annual Photo Exhibit

For the past thirty-three years, the UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) has organized and hosted an annual photography exhibit featuring images from the Middle East and North Africa taken by CMES friends, faculty, students, colleagues, local community members, and citizens of the world. Selected photos are enlarged, mounted, and displayed in the Center and remain on display throughout the year.

This year CMES will celebrate a joint exhibit (because of COVID delays) with an opening reception in Fall 2022. The joint exhibit of "Compassion and Collaboration" and "Revival and Renewal" will be held from 10am-4pm on October 8th, 2022. Images may also be published on our website, social media, and selected for CMES advertising and promotional purposes.

Now to the current photo call: The 2022-2023 Center for Middle Eastern Studies Photography call is "Patterns of the Middle East and North Africa"  

For the 32nd annual exhibit "Patterns of the Middle East and North Africa," CMES seeks images that reflect patterns of everyday life in the region.  How, for example, do communities in the region develop and maintain unique patterns that mirror local values, culture and history? The “Patterns” exhibit is open to a wide variety of photogenic themes and subjects: people, celebrations, nature, animals and wildlife, the natural environment, art and architecture, and all creative expressions that you might consider. Things that inspire an awe in the inquisitive spirit!

Submission Guidelines

  1. All submissions must be made digitally.
  2. All entries must include this completed submission form.
  3. The submission limit is ten (10) images (digital files*) per person.
  4. We encourage submissions photographed with the consent of their subjects.

The deadline to submit photos is Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

Photo Submission form