Akkasah: Center for Photography, NYUAD - New York University Abu Dhabi, Dept of Arts & Humanities

United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi

The primary aim of Akkasah, the Photography Archive at New York University Abu Dhabi, is to explore the histories and contemporary practices of photography in the Middle East and North Africa, and to establish a major hub for scholarly research on photography in the region. The Middle East and North Africa have rich traditions of documentary, vernacular, and art photography and these traditions have yet to receive the full critical attention they deserve. Akkasah investigates these histories and practices in dialogue with other photographic cultures and traditions from around the world. There are 10 historical items related to Iran in its collection at the moment.


Saadiyat Marina District, NYU Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 2 628 5531