Mentorship Award Arab Documentary Photography Program

The Arab Fund for Art and Culture and the Prince Claus Fund, in partnership with the Magnum Foundation, are now accepting applications for the tenth cycle of the Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP).

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Documentary photography sheds light on important neglected and unknown narratives. Over the past nine years, the Arab Documentary Photography Program has been dedicated to supporting unconventional, compelling, non-stereotypical visual documentation of social issues and narratives relevant to the Arab region. The program has proved itself to be a major springboard to emerging Arab photographers, granting access to the needed resources and adequate professional support to initiate and complete compelling documentary photography projects.

Even so, structural issues remain, and documentary photography practices tend to ​stand overlooked. With the tenth cycle of ​the ​Arab Documentary Photography Program, we commit to continuing the urgent work of providing support to documentary photographers in the region. 

If you are a documentary photographer who works with creative photography practices in the Arab world and transmits critical and socially engaged local stories, we encourage you to apply for the 2023 Mentorship Award: Arab Documentary Photography Program.


The deadline for the submissions is 20 December 2023 at 5:00 PM (Beirut time - GMT+3).  

Please see the detailed guidelines on the ‘How to Apply’ page mentioned above before filling in your application on the AFAC website via the button below. You can log in with your username and password or, if you don’t yet have an account, create one here. Once logged in, you will be directed to the applications page. 

Kindly note that only completed applications that are submitted via the AFAC website will be considered.