Closed Call: the Arab Documentary Photography Programme

The call for proposals is now closed for the ADPP.

The Arab Fund for Art and Culture and the Prince Claus Fund, in partnership with the Magnum Foundation have launched the Arab Documentary Photography Programme (ADPP). A jurors’ committee comprised of Arab and international experts will select 10 grantees to receive financial and professional support to complete their proposed photography projects. The ADPP is a programme jointly funded by AFAC and PCF and targets creative documentary photographers in the Arab region. 

About the programme

Documentary photography sheds light on important neglected and unknown narratives. However, in the Arab world it remains an under-developed genre. With most current visual production going to journalistic mass-media outlets, there is little opportunity for documentary photographers to explore creative, personal, long-term, and analytical approaches to their work.  Additionally, there is little access to the needed resources and adequate professional support to initiate and complete compelling documentary photography projects.

The focus of the Arab Documentary Photography Programme is to support compelling non-stereotypical and unconventional visual documentation of important social issues and narratives relevant to the Arab region. In recognition to the image’s power to document, educate and advocate, the ADPP will also explore ways by which such a body of work will reach out to wider audiences and engage with them in a compelling and impactful ways. 

Timeline of the 2014 call

Call closed: 15 April 2014
Announcement of grantees: 07 June 2014
First Workshop: 21 July 2014
Second Workshop: 15 January 2015

Partnering Institutions
The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture - AFAC
The Magnum Foundation - MF

Closed Call: the Arab Documentary Photography Programme

"supporting unconventional narratives relevant to the Arab region"

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Press Release: Announcing Arab Documentary Photo Programme pdf - 0.03 MB

AFAC press release announcing launch of Arab Documentary Photography Programme

Closed Call: the Arab Documentary Photography Programme

The call for proposals is now closed for the ADPP. The Arab Fund for Art and Culture and the Prince Claus Fund, in partnership with the Magnum Foundation have launched the Arab Documentary Photography Programme (ADPP). A jurors’ committee comprised of Arab and international experts will select 10 grantees to receive financial and professional support to complete their proposed photography...

 
 
 
 

Closed Call: the Arab Documentary Photography Programme

The call for proposals is now closed for the ADPP. The Arab Fund for Art and Culture and the Prince Claus Fund, in partnership with the Magnum Foundation have launched the Arab Documentary Photography Programme (ADPP). A jurors’ committee comprised of Arab and international experts will select 10 grantees to receive financial and professional support to complete their proposed photography...