Rula Halawani was chosen as recipient of the 2021 Sheikh Saoud Al Thani Project Award, in partnership with the Qatar Foundation, as part of the Tasweer Photo Festival Qatar.
As part of the festival, a selection of Rula’s ‘For My Father’ series is featured in an exhibition celebrating the 2021 Sheikh Saoud Al Thani Project Award winners is on show at Multaqa Art Gallery, Education City, 24 March - 30 May, 2021.
The Sheikh Saoud Al Thani Project Award is an annual grant award that supports photographers’ proposals for the development or completion of a photographic project. The award’s 2021 jury consisted of Charlotte Cotton, Khalifa Ahmad Al-Obaidly, Kristine Khouri, Maryam Hassan Al-Thani, Sheikha Sara Al-Thani, Sheikha Shaikha Al-Thani, and Sueraya Shaheen.
“Rula Halawani is an exceptional artist who has continually navigated and examined the consequences of occupation upon the cultural narratives and contested land of her native Palestine.” - Charlotte Cotton