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.


Continued financial support for the Arab Image Foundation is crucial in sustaining its photographic collection and related programs.

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 reem.akl[@]

Our Supporters

Arab Fund for Arts and Culture
Fonds de dotation Agnès Troublé dite agnès b.
Ford Foundation/Institute of International Education
Institut Français au Liban
International Council on Archives
Prince Claus Fund
The Violet Jabara Charitable Trust

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.

Our main partner
Banque Libano-Française

Robert A. Matta

Corporate donors

Etablissements Kettaneh
The Better Image
Tru Vue - Optium Acrylic Glazing

In-kind support from
Air France
22 Degrees
Mind the gap
Mohammed Abdallah
Protek Hayek

Joumana Asseily
Nathalie Oghlian and Peter Hrechdakian

Moushira Adel
Kifah Amin
Gary Chekerdjian
Raja Harb
Debra Hess Norris
Abraham Karabajakian
Assem El Khairy
Farida Sultan