"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.
2018 Kitab Al-Filaha & La Alpujarra, Casa Árabe, Madrid, Spain
2018 Drinkers of the Wind - the Arabian horse and Hunting falcon, Showcase Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2017 Kitab Al-Filaha & La Alpujarra, Biblioteca de Andalucia, Granada, Spain
2015 Kitab Al-Filaha, Jacaranda Images, Amman, Jordan
2014 El Asil y El Noble, KasserRassu, Marbella, Spain
2013 Saqr, the Hunting falcon, Gallery One, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2012-13 Photography Open Salon, Arles, France / Penang, Malaysia
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
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