Abdulrahim Al Arjan
Born in 1973, Abdulrahim Al Arjan is an award-winning photographer from Jordan. A non-traditional artist, he earned his B.Sc. in Accounting from Al Zaytoonah University. Today his work ranges from current event photojournalism to historic architecture and landscape photography. Al Arjan's most recent creative project and passion is "Tracing the Spirit of Jesus," a photography book, travelling exhibition, and interfaith initiative that captures his years-long journey as a Muslim artist to photograph the landscapes and structures central to the life story and legacy of Jesus Christ. He has exhibited his photographs in Jordan, Palestine, Dubai, France, Holland, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Yemen, and Egypt. Special exhibitions include the 4th international Art Forum in Sharm El Sheikh in 2010, the Paris Autumn Salon in 2009, and the International Festival of Photography (2009), among many others. His awards include the Gold Award at the 6th Arab-European Festival in Germany (2009) and First Prize at the Center for Nature and the Environment's third annual photography exhibition (2009). He is Editor-in-Chief of Al Arjan Photography magazine, and sits on the Arbitration Committee of the Palestine Photography Award, created to honor the creativity of Palestinian photographers and to promote their work into wider perspectives and international levels. Committed to regional youth development, he is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Council of Youth Leaders International in Geneva.