Arab Image Foundation
Arab Image Foundation
Funders and partners enable the AIF to initiate activities based on the archives, as well as develop thematic curatorial projects around specific collections.

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Abdel Kader Naamani - American University of Cairo.
Cairo, Egypt, 1924
Collection: Hoda Naamani
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Support > Funders and partners
The AIF continuously seeks out partnerships with like-minded institutions for the purpose of sharing knowledge and developing new channels of distribution. These partnerships are essential to the Foundation’s work, as they provide the necessary support for realizing projects of high distinction. As a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of photographic heritage and non-commercial artistic practices, the AIF relies on support not only from international funding bodies but, even more crucially, from corporate and individual donors, and members of the community it serves.

Our Supporters

Our main partner


MEPPI is supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and by the Getty Conservation Institute.

The AIF is the recipient, along with writer Farouk Mardam-Bey, of the 2014 UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture. 

Moushira Adel
Kifah Amin
Gary Chekerdjian
Raja Harb
Debra Hess Norris
Abraham Karabajakian
Assem El Khairy
Farida Sultan
Joumana Asseily
Nathalie Oghlian and Peter Hrechdakian

The AIF has previously received support from the Ford Foundation, the Anna Lindh Foundation, Bank of America Merill Lynch Art Conservation Program, the European Commission, Al-Qattan Charitable Trust, the Getty Foundation Grant Program, the Arab Cultural Fund, the Ousseimi Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Région Île-de-France, the Foundation for Arts Initiatives, the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the European Union and the Heinrich Boell Foundation. The Museum of Modern Art and Idea Books generously helped to expand the AIF library, and since 2010 the AIF runs a publication exchange with Museu dArt Contemporani de Barcelona.

Online donations

The AIF is listed as a US non-profit organisation. To easily support the Foundation online, please visit the CAF America website and the AIF's profile therein. 

To learn more about donating through CAF America, please read the CAF factsheet.

The AIF also accepts donations of books for the library, technical equipment, and other in-kind gifts. There are various ways to support the AIF, and a range of benefits offered in return. For more information on how to donate, please contact marc.mouarkech[@]