Friday, 12 February 2016

Visualise the Invisible

Last month was full of hard work and creativity energy at the Yemeni Salon. Defying location strains and transcending borders, the Yemeni Salon was the meeting point for several Yemeni artists to explore Taboos and Conflict through works of photography. ‘Visualise the Invisible’ was the title of our latest project that was concluded in the Jordanian capital, Amman after spending two days (28-29 January) full of discussions and training on how to utilize photography as means of tackling taboo topics and conflict in Yemen and the Arab world. 

With the guidance of Canadian-Iraqi photographer, Tamara Abdul Hadi and award-winning Egyptian photographer, Mosa’ab el-Shamy, we tried at the Yemeni Salon to be the space where participants may exchange experiences and best practices, and learn some of the How-To tips related to photography, taboos, and conflict.

Amidst the disastrous war in Yemen, the workshop was vital in reflecting the Yemeni participants’ resistance, who mostly had to flee the war, against the despair and trauma endured by the conflict. The workshop indeed made the participants’ strength & creativity visible.

You may catch up our tweets and Facebook posts from the workshop on our Twitter and Facebook page

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Visualise the Invisible Workshop In Amman

The Yemeni Salon organization is running its latest project, ‘Visualise the Invisible’ workshop during the 28th and 29th of January in Amman, Jordan for a number of Yemeni photographers on the subject “Photography in Taboos and Conflict”. 

Photo/Abdulrahman Jaber.

We aim to provide a forum for the Yemeni photographers to exchange experiences, best practices, and ideas related to photography, taboos, and conflict, with the assistance of distinguished photographers as facilitators; and they are the Canadian-Iraqi photographer, Tamara Abdul Hadi, and award-winning Egyptian photographer, Mosa’ab el-Shamy.

The Yemeni Salon is an independent, non-profit, diaspora-based organization in Sweden that focuses on media and cultural empowerment. The organization works in not only informing the Scandinavian public debate about Yemen's Affairs, but it also works in creating capacity-building projects and strengthening Yemeni networks through organizing workshops, exhibitions and events for local Yemeni stakeholders in relation to their work.

We hope our program can inspire resistance and resilience as the war in Yemen still rages on.

*Feel free to follow us on twitter for latest updates: @YemeniSalon

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

دعوة للمصورين/المصورات من اليمن

ورشة عمل: الصراعات والتابوهات في التصوير الفوتغرافي

تتشرف منظمة الصالون اليمني في السويد بدعوة عدد من المصورين اليمنيين ( هواة ومحترفين) للمشاركة في ورشة عمل (الصراعات والتابوهات في التصوير الفوتغرافي)، تعقد الورشة في الفترة من ٢٨ يناير و ٢٩ يناير ٢٠١٦ في العاصمة الأدرنية عمان.

سوف ترسل كافة التفاصيل حول الورشة، للمشاركات والمشاركين الذين سيتم قبولهم لحضور ورشة العمل. آخر ميعاد للتقديم هو ١٨ يناير ٢٠١٦.

لأسباب لوجستية نستقبل طلبات المشاركة من المصورين اليمنيين المتواجدين في الأردن حالياً.

ـ مرفق استمارة التسجيل هنا، برجاء تعبئتها وإرسالها لـ

Thursday, 19 November 2015


Lördagen den 21 november från 16:00-19:00 Danssalen, Sensus. Medborgarplatsen 4, 102 68 Stockholm 

16:00-17:30 Dansa folkdanser från Yemen i sal 509

Filmvisning och föreställning med lite tilltugg i sal 501 
Pris:100 kr på plats eller insättning på plusgiro 900603-2, märk Er insättning med ”Insamling från Yemenit Dans öronmärkt Yemen” och spara ditt kvitto för uppvisning på plats.

Anmälan till Sensus:

ett samarbeta mellan Sensus, Anisa Dance Production och Art kulturförening. 

Monday, 2 November 2015

UPDATE: The Yemeni Salon Condemnation Letter

Update - To whom it may concern:

In regard to a statement made by The Yemeni Salon organisation in Sweden published on October 25, 2015 to condemn violating our organisation’s intellectual property rights by a new initiative in Berlin, The Yemeni Salon organisation in Sweden would like to issue an update on the matter. 

We are pleased that the initiative founders in Berlin, have made a wise decision and amended their initiative’s name. We wish for the Yemeni initiative in Berlin all the luck with their projects. We can’t emphasis enough on how we are keen to support other initiatives addressing Yemeni affairs as long as a a mutual respect and solidarity is preserved.

We are extremely grateful for all the support we have been receiving from fans of the Yemeni Salon organisation in Sweden. Our strength comes from you!

Sincerely yours,
The Yemeni Salon organisation’s Team

Sunday, 25 October 2015

The Yemeni Salon Condemns Violating Organization’s Intellectual Property Rights

To whom it may concern:

The Yemeni Salon organization in Sweden writes to condemn Kerstin Ziporeth Hünefeld and Ibi Ibrahim, co-founders of a new initiative in Berlin for violating our organization’s intellectual property rights by establishing an initiative in Germany with the same name of the Yemeni Salon in Sweden. Our chair of the board condemns infringement of using the organization’s name, ‘Yemeni Salon', which is officially registered in Sweden.

Whilst the Yemeni Salon organization has never hesitated to support other initiatives addressing Yemeni affairs, –we have indeed prompted different initiatives through our online social channels–, we find it outrageous that the founders of the initiative in Germany are utilizing our name despite our request in not employing our organisation’s name. The Yemeni Salon in Sweden demands from the founders of the initiative to change their name immediately to another name and adhere to respecting the values of the intellectual rights.

The Yemeni Salon in Sweden is an official registered organization. The organization adheres to the Swedish legal framework and fulfils its duties at the Swedish Tax office and all other legal commitments. The Yemeni Salon in Sweden declares its un-association with the initiative in Germany and stresses that we don't obtain any legal association with it.

While copyrights, trademarks, patents, and other forms of intellectual property are protected by the Swedish Intellectual Property Law as well as European Union's intellectual property rights, we believe that we are entitled to protect our intellectual property rights in accordance with the laws.

The Yemeni Salon in Sweden is discussing with our legal counsel about initiating legal actions on behalf of the organization about the ownership of our name. It is the responsibility of the Yemeni Salon in Sweden to protect its intellectual property rights and to take the necessary actions to ensure the protection of our rights that are consistent with our organization’s goals.

We call on the founders of the initiative in Berlin, Germany to redress the respect of our organization’s Intellectual Property rights.

The Yemeni Salon in Sweden

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

The Yemeni Salon on Radio Analyzing Yemen

As the situation has been a roller coaster in Yemen's political leadership table for the past week, the Yemeni Salon's founders share their analysis with the Swedish Radio. 

You may listen here to Yemeni journalist, Hana Al Khamri exploring the complexity of current events in Sana'a, Yemen. The interview was in Sweden & occurred on the 22nd January.

You may also listen here to Yemeni journalist and blogger, Afrah Nasser speaking in details about several aspects on Yemen's current crisis. The interview was in English & occurred earlier today.