Lara Zankoul – This week's Young Collectors Auction, in Dubai, includes a number of young artists who could be stars of the future.Lara Zankoul's photography consists of surreal compositions she recreates from her imagination, rather than an attempt to capture reality.This photograph, "Excess," shows the irrelevance of the water in the watering can compared to the sea.
Lara Atallah – This week's Young Collectors Auction, in Dubai, includes a number of young artists who could be stars of the future. Lara Atallah, 22, captures the gritty reality of urban Beirut in her photography, which aims to tackle social problems.
This photograph is from a series on an abandoned school building, a comment on Beirut's diminishing architectural heritage.
Eman Mohammed – Eman Mohammed is the only Palestinian woman working as a photojournalist in Gaza and said she has faced prejudice over her career choice. She began covering the Palestinian-Israeli conflict as a teenager in 2006. This photograph shows a Palestinian girl reciting Quran verses in a mosque.
Babak Kazemi – Iranian Babak Kazemi makes unusual and often surreal photographic collages. His work includes vintage-style sepia photographs superimposed with brightly colored images of Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
Saeed Salam – In his series "Neonland," artist Saeed Salam explores the bright lights of Jeddah, the Saudi Arabian city where he was born and now lives.
Rhea Karam – This picture, "Rockheads," is one of a series of photographs taken in Lebanon, called "Breathing Walls." Artist Rhea Karam was born in Beirut, grew up in France and now works in New York.
Abdalla Omari – Abdalla Omari's oil paintings, such as "Syrian Child," showing a boy with the colors of the Syrian flag painted on his face, tackle complex psychological states fraught with emotion.
Ali Taptik – Ali Taptik, from Istanbul, is working on a Masters thesis on the history of architecture and taught himself photography. His series "Accident and Fate" is a narrative on urban life, exploring relationships, places, people, emotions and coincidences.
Navid Azimi Sajadi – Sajadi, who describes himself as an iconoclast, works through painting, photography, installation and sculpture. He uses symbols from his Iranian heritage as well as Middle Eastern stereotypes shown in Western media.
Lamya Gargash – "The Orange Room" is from Lamya Gargash's "Presence Series." Her photographs document the forgotten public and private spaces of her native Emirati society.