In 2015, the Prince Claus Fund honoured and 10 more artists for their pioneering work in culture and development. Prince Claus Fund
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Prince Claus Awards Committee:
Latif Al-Ani was awarded for creating an extraordinarily rich and multi-layered archive of unique historical images of Iraqi society; for providing Iraqis and the world with an essential memory bank that bears witness to the modern, prosperous and forward-looking country Iraq was before the devastation of the Gulf War; and for his leadership in the development of documentary photography in Iraq.

With or without a camera: Latif Al-Ani’s Iraq

Considering how the unusual, eventful history of Al-Ani’s archive and photographic practice bears an essential and yet paradoxical witness to the recent history of Iraq.

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