Abdulrazzaq Badran The Abdulrazzaq Badran Photography Award was established in 2010 as an annual recurring event in cooperation with the Jordan Photography Society, honoring the memory of a pioneer Palestinian-Jordanian photographer, cinephotographer, educator & artist.

In its first year, the Award received wide favorable acclaim & recognition from the Jordanian public as a first of its kind family-sponsored award. A total of 38 photographers participated with 148 photographs, themed “An Eye on my Country”. A panel of distinguished photographers judged the participating works and announced the three top winners in a celebration held at the Jordan Photography Society on March 26th, 2011.

A.R. Badran was an Arab pioneer. He introduced modern photography and applied arts to Palestine, Kuwait and Jordan. He was also a creative educator, serving as Kuwait’s first arts superintendent in the ministry of education. His battlefield coverage as a photo-journalist of the first Arab-Israeli war in 1948 brought the war to Arab readers everywhere. Later in his career, he trained many young Arab photographers on the art and science of photography. His legacy includes rare photographs of British Mandate Palestine as well as pre-independence Kuwait; some can be viewed on this site.

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