Honorable Mention / 2016 / Fine Art / Nudes

The Candle Holder

  • Company
    Tasweeri Photography
  • Photographer
    Mohammed Munir El Kadi
  • Credit
    Anastasiia Dashkevych

The concept behind this series is to capture the interaction between
the model and an abstract still object (the candle holders). I wanted
to emphasize on the anatomy of the human body using different
lights to express the changing moods of my model. Finally the story
ends with all the lights (and the candles) are off. Here I used a very
low intensity flash to show the outlines of the human body.

Munir El Kadi is an Iraqi photographer currently based in Abu Dhabi. He started photography at the age of 14 when his father gave him an AE1 Canon film camera. At the age of 17 he had his first photograph published as a cover for Afaq Arabia cultural journal in Iraq. In the early days of digital photography he shifted his interest to documentary film making before moving back into photography in 2008. He has won several international awards including the Juror of Merit award in the International Fine Art Photography Awards, Paris 2013 and a Special Honorable mention in the IPA Luci Awards in 2012. His works have been exhibited in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Paris, the Wisbech Museum in Oxfordshire, UK, as well as in Freiburg, Germany. Munir earned his photography diploma from New Institute of Photography in 2014. He worked with names like Ahmed Qabani and Muath Al Alousi from Iraq, and Maurice Weiss from Germany. His projects focus on cultural, environmental and social issues of today’s world. Aside from Photography, Munir interests are in Tango, issues in contemporary education, and philosophy of science.Munir enjoys travel, cultural, nature and abstract photography. During his spare time when he is not shooting, he enjoys Argentinian tango dancing, reading and cultural activities.

Munir is an active member in Abu Dhabi Photographers Group and the Wednesday Group in Abu Dhabi

Awards June, 2016 Moscow International Foto Awards - Advertisement - Bronze and several Honorable Mentions


April, 2016 HONORABLE MENTION , Prix de la Photographie (red and Nude)


JUL, 2014 Shutter Hub Open, 2nd place

JUL, 2013 Judges' Award of Merit, Still Life Category, International Fine Art Photography Award,


OCT, 2012 HONORABLE MENTION WINNER OF 2012 International Photography Awards (LUCIE) - People, Culture Category