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The EU Delegation to Yemen is promoting an online photography and storytelling competition that aims to bring amateur and semi-professional photographs from across Yemen to larger audiences. Under the title Jaw Ntjaber, the project encourages families to collect and share photos, and storytellers to narrate people's stories, daily challenges and concerns. A European jury will select the best photos and stories by the end of the project and winners will be awarded photography equipment as prizes.
The Head of the EU Delegation to Yemen, Ambassador Antonia Calvo Puerta, said: “Cultural heritage is not only found in literature, art and objects, but also in the stories we tell to our children. By inviting discussions around better times and encouraging families to document the past and save it for generations to come, the project strives to preserve and showcase some of Yemen's great history and immense cultural wealth, while empowering Yemenis to shape the perception of their own country." In parallel, the EU Delegation to Yemen is currently organising a photography exhibition in Amman, Jordan, entitled Yemen through a European lens. Moreover, the EU has recently signed a cash-for-work initiative with UNESCO in Yemen, which includes several components devised to promote culture and preserve national heritage. As Ambassador Calvo Puerta explains, "in this 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage we are more convinced than ever that culture matters for peace, which is why the EU remains committed to protecting and if necessary restoring the world's cultural heritage in Yemen."
The contest will be open from today until the end of October. Winners will be announced in November by a jury of renowned international photographers. Interested people are invited to visit the competition website for more information at: http://www.jawntjaber.com/