Co-founded by Saudi Arabian Princess HRH Reem Al-Faisal and Emirati Safa Al-Hamed, The Empty Quarter is the first of its kind in the region.
This is the one and only gallery in the UAE & Middle East that is focused entirely to fine art photography and serving a rapidly growing membership of artists and photo enthusiasts. The gallery deals with young emerging and international renowned established photographers such as award-winning Steve McCurry, Bruno Barbey, Marc Riboud, and Al-Moutasim Al Maskery, among others. The team at The Empty Quarter develops internationally and the concept is being depicted at “Paris Photo” twice. The gallery won the BMW Paris Photo Award (2009) and published a large number of books including “Oman 1971” in collaboration with Magnum photographer Bruno Barbey. The gallery also hosted the “Prix Pictet Earth” world tour (2009), Art Paris Art Fair among the 10 best galleries (2013).
The Empty Quarter is one of Dubai’s leading photography galleries that has launched a new branch in Jeddah. Co-founded by Reem Al Faisal, a keen photographer in her own right and a member of the Saudi royal family. The new gallery adds to Jeddah’s growing importance as a centre for contemporary art and is also complementing the programming of the present Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) space.
Those who look down a lens with the eye of a professional photographer, will find a lot of interested aspects on their visit to The Empty Quarter. This gallery is the only one famous in the city that appreciates and advertises fine art photography. It celebrates photography from all continents and a number of media, including documentary, fine art, photo-journalism, abstract and street photography. The Empty Quarter provides a destination for emerging and established photo enthusiasts to come together, indulge in watching documentaries, to review rare books and to have a discussion about the growing art form.
Sun to Thurs: 10:00 to 19:00
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