About

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"There is a strange-making in much of Dajani’s work, a way of making perfectly ordinary things seem quite strange and extraordinary. Such work leaves the viewer feeling touched, moved, disturbed - leaves him or her with a whole complex of emotions and desperately wanting to know more. Most of my wondering is about Dajani’s falcons. I have never seen stranger or more beautiful photographs of birds than his."

~ John Wood, Photographic historian, poet & editor

Born in England, Dajani spent his formative years moving between the Middle East and Europe, gaining an appreciation of different cultures and traditions.

A passion for art and music lead him to explore various outlets for creative expression, until he eventually settled on photography, gradually establishing himself and developing a distinctive style that resonates with truth and emotion.

While Dajani’s work is contemporary, he is a purist by heart, and combines intellectual depth with classical realism.

Dajani resides in Galicia, north-western Spain, where he pursues new projects and runs photography and photogravure print workshops.

tariq@tariqdajani.com

Exhibitions

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2018 Kitab Al-Filaha & La Alpujarra, Casa Árabe, Madrid, Spain

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2018 Drinkers of the Wind - the Arabian horse and Hunting falcon, Showcase Gallery, Dubai, UAE

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2017 Kitab Al-Filaha & La Alpujarra, Biblioteca de Andalucia, Granada, Spain

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2015 Kitab Al-Filaha, Jacaranda Images, Amman, Jordan

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2014 El Asil y El Noble, KasserRassu, Marbella, Spain

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2013 Saqr, the Hunting falcon, Gallery One, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2012-13 Photography Open Salon, Arles, France / Penang, Malaysia

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2011 Saqr, the Hunting Falcon, Jacaranda Images, Amman, Jordan

2010 Playground, Lumas, Köln, Germany

2009 Above Wadi Rum, Jacaranda, Amman, Jordan

2009 Asil - the Arabian Horse, The Empty Quarter, Dubai, UAE

2009 Three Dimensions, National Museum of Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain

2008 Arabhästen, Galleri Hippo, Stockholm, Sweden

2008 Creek Art Fair, XVA, Dubai, UAE

2008 Asil - the Arabian Horse, Zara Centre, Amman, Jordan

2006 Mind, EURO RSCG, London, UK

2005 Capture, AoP Gallery, London, UK

2003 Skin, Galleri Z:e, Stockholm, Sweden

1999 Edge, AoP Gallery, London, UK

1994 Freedom Now, Photographers' Gallery, London, UK

Awards

2011 International Color Awards, Honorable Mention

2010 Campaign Photography Awards, Dubai, Specified Category (1st Place)

2009 International Color Awards, Honorable Mention

2007 International Color Awards, Fine Art Category (1st Place)

2001 AoP 18th Awards, London, Personal Portrait Award

2001 John Kobal Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London