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Launch of the “Aïssa Messaoudi” photography prize competition

The kick-off of the fourth edition of ” Aïssa Messaoudi ” photography prize contest was given on Wednesday in Ain Temouchent, with the participation of 40 artists and photographers from different regions of the country.

The participants compete, with 160 photographs, the prize crowning this national exhibition organized, in its 4th edition, at the house of culture “Aïssa Messaoudi” under the theme “Afrah El Djazaïr”, said the director of culture, Mohamed Amine Mekkaoui, the event’s organizer.

This cultural facility is embellished with photos, varied in time and space, which reflect the joy of Algerians on different occasions, such as those of the national football team, as well as some photos that highlight the popular and tourist heritage.

The purpose of this two-day event, according to the organisers, is to make known the figure of “Aîssa Messaoudi”, a historical figure of the national press and culture to whom this prize is dedicated, in addition to promoting the wilaya of Aïn Témouchent through photography, given its tourist potentialities.

The president of the jury of the “Aïssa Messaoudi” prize, university teacher Kaddour Abdellah Tani, praised the works of the participants, which reflect the intellectual and social dimension and the performance of artists specialized in photography.

On the sidelines of this event, theoretical and practical training workshops will be organised to enable participants, during field trips, to take photographs of several archaeological sites in the wilaya of Aïn Témouchent, including the sites of Siga and the tomb of King Syphax.

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