The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) has collaborated with the United Nations, the International Photographic Council (IPC) and The Dubai Mall, to launch a photography exhibition titled ‘People on the Move’. The exhibition showcases both the struggles and hardships endured by people fleeing their homes over the past 70 years,
The photography showcase is the first of its kind in the Middle East and will work towards enhancing Dubai’s place as a humanitarian and charitable hub to go with its current artistic and cultural international standing. 'People on the Move’ comes as part of HIPA’s various humanitarian projects launched locally and internationally
Today, the number of international migrants worldwide stands at 258 million, about 3.4 per cent of the world’s population. Nearly half of them are female. Amongst migrants born in a developing country – 72 per cent of the global total – less than half are hosted in developed countries.
The exhibition includes a total of 55 black and white and colour photographs captured over the last 70 years (1948-2018) from various parts of the world and is located at the ‘Fine Jewelry Concourse One Corridor’ of The Dubai Mall.
'People on the move' will run until November 20.