The Place I Call Home White

Photo Competition

Play Video

Join our photo-based competition, part of the online programming around the exhibition “The Place I Call Home” (TPICH) running from 7 March – 31 May 2020 at Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, in which you can tell us through your own photographs what the place you call home looks like.

What is the place you call home? How does this place make you feel? And if home is not even a place, what is it then for you? Let images be your guide to formulate your response and add a line or two to join in the conversation what your understanding of home is.

In a time when staying at home is essential for public health, this competition asks viewers to reevaluate domestic surroundings and living environments, both near and far. The artists of this exhibition, among them, photographers like Richard Allenby-Pratt, Ammar Al Attar, Gillian Robertson and Ben Soedira, all have shared their very own take on the concept of home and belonging to a place.

Submit your photos by latest 31 May 2020 and share them on Instagram using the #TPICH_UAE hashtag in order to get the chance to win a camera, a digital photo frame or a photo book. Winners will be selected by a committee of representatives from ffotogallery, the British Council and Maraya Art Centre and will be notified in the first week of June 2020 about their prizes.

Join in the fun and, most importantly, see your home again with new eyes!

Happy photographing and stay safe


Exhibition artists

Ammar Al Attar

Abi Green

Ben Soedira

Eman Ali

Gillian Robertson

Hassan Meer

Hussain Almosawi
& Mariam Alarab

Josh Adam Jones

Moath Alofi

Mohammed Al Kouh


Richard Allenby Pratt

Zahed Sultan

Also, don’t forget to visit these other websites for an overview of the legacy of “The Place I Call Home” Exhibitions:

Fair Use Disclaimer

All copyright obligations, approvals, and permissions are the responsibility of the individuals submitting work via Instagram and the participant, voluntarily and freely, allows the Maraya Art Center to use and share such submission/ content (royalty-free) through its website and other social media channel. Maraya Art Centre reserves the right to take down content or block posts that it deems to infringe the aforementioned rights or violates any laws (including sharia law), statutes, customs and traditions, ordinances, decrees, executive orders, and other rules and regulations in the United Arab Emirates. Full terms and conditions, click here

Maraya Art Centre Social


© 2020 The Place I Call Home UAE. All Rights Reserved