Arab Documentary Photography Program 2017

2018 Mohamedaltoum ADPP
2018 Rawan mazeh ADPP

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture - AFACPrince Claus Fund - PCF and Magnum Foundation - MF are happy to announce the selection of the latest group of grantees for the fourth cycle of the Arab Documentary Photography Program – ADPP.  

The fourth call for ADPP applications opened on 1 February and closed on 1 May 2017. We received 80 applications from 15 Arab countries including Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen.  

A three-membered jury was called upon to review the applications and choose the best projects to support. This year’s jurors were Fouad El Khoury, Lebanese photographer, Susan Meiselas, American documentary photographer and president of the Magnum Foundation, and Wafaa Bilal, Iraqi-born photographer.

The selected photographers will receive a production grant and benefit from two intensive workshops to be held in Beirut, as well as a 6-month mentorship program to accompany the development of their individual projects.  

Furthermore, ADPP will explore opportunities for engaging a wider viewership and enhancing the visibility of the selected projects within and outside the Arab region. 

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Marabout  by Btihal Remli (Morocco)

 Innocence and Crime by Tarek Al Haddad (Lebanon) 

Nubian People by Mohamed Altoum (Sudan) 

Persistent Aftermath by Rawan Mazeh (Lebanon) 

Live With It by Sima Ajlyakin (Syria) 

The Suffering of Wadi El Qamar by Mohamed Mahdy (Egypt)

 The Way to Hell by Hesham Elsherif (Egypt) 

The Circus of Life by Fethi Sahraoui (Algeria) 

Normal Abnormal by Abd Doumany (Syria)