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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Capture the Spirit of Ramadan International Photography Competition

Have you heard about the 3rd Annual "Capture the Spirit of Ramadan" International Photography Competition (IRPC)? The competition aims to bring people together from around the world in an effort to counter the negative images of Islam often seen in the media. The competition is open to all photographers, regardless of religion, to capture the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan.


The competition strives to open people's minds and hearts to the good in the Islamic faith. Islamophobia is still rampant in America with the media showing images of terrorism and hatred. By showing images of everyday Americans enjoying Ramadan, viewers will get to see inside of the faith that teaches true devotion through restraint and patience. This serves as a unique form of education through images rather than words.

IRPC is eager to (1) recruit professional photographers in America, regardless of religion, to submit entries, and (2) widen the viewership of Americans through their 55,000+ strong social media platforms.

IRPC is a unique international photography competition
  • Publishes all online photo entries (that pass the submission criteria for quality and technical expertise, not just selected finalists and winners) daily throughout Ramadan
  • Strives to give as much exposure to photographs throughout the year--an incentive for novice photographers
  • Hosts an international touring exhibition of the IRPC photography collection (US exhibitions are currently in negotiations with the Arab American National Museum and the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding at Georgetown University).
  • Is a non-profit, year-round 100% volunteer initiative

About IRPC

IRPC was founded by Basel Almisshal, a professional photographer, in Ramadan 2011. IRPC has seen massive growth in its first two years, and will have an exhibition at The Museum of Islamic Arts in Malaysia during Ramadan 2014.

IRPC is a unique 30-day visual celebration of Ramadan, which began July 10, 2013. Artists from over 60 countries have shared images to over 3 million viewers in previous years.

To learn more, visit the website: www.spiritoframadan.org

Like the IRPC Facebook page - www.facebook.com/ramadanphotography

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