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Call for Applications: 2018 Arab Documentary Photography Program

01 Feb, 2018 

Press Release

Jointly issued by AFAC, MF and PCF

Launch of Fifth ADPP Call

 

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), the Prince Claus Fund (PCF), and the Magnum Foundation (MF) are pleased to open applications for the fifth year of the Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP).

 

ADPP supports and amplifies creative approaches to visual storytelling that challenge conventional narratives about the Arab region. Selected grantees receive production support for long-term creative projects within an eight-month individual mentorship program with the program’s mentors. Over the course of their project development, grantees come together for two intensive workshops in Beirut, where they have the opportunity to connect in person with each other and their mentors. To date, ADPP has supported 38 projects.

 

Photographers from and working in the Arab region are invited to submit proposals that touch on social issues and realities relevant to the region. For the 2018 cycle, the program opens also to Arab applicants who have had to flee their home countries within the past six years (since 2012) due to political unrest. Proposed projects must still be related to the region.

 

The program values a range of creative approaches, from classical reportage to more conceptual frameworks, using the term documentary to ground projects in contemporary critical issues. Photographers may propose to work in any narrative style, and even include audio and/or video elements. The program also explores ways in which documentary photography can reach wider audiences and engage the public in compelling and impactful ways, and applicants are encouraged to think about potential plans for the distribution of their work.

 

Applications are open from 1 February, 2018 to 1 May, 2018. See here for more information about the program and the submission guidelines. For more information about previous projects and grantees, please visit www.arabdocphotography.org

 

To apply, please login with your username and password. Once you login you will be directed to the applications page. In case you don’t have an existing account, please create one here.


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