ADPP Photographers Selected to Take Part in Joop Swart Masterclass 2024
24 / 6 / 2024

Three photographers from our Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP) - Ali Zaraay (Egypt), Myriam Boulos (Lebanon) and Samar Abu Elouf (Palestine) - were selected among over 200 nominees to take part in World Press Photo’s renowned educational program, the Joop Swart Masterclass 2024.

The program returns after a 3-year hiatus with a renewed format that focuses on building skills for sustainable careers in photojournalism and documentary photography.

Ali Zaraay’s ongoing ADPP project “Crawling on Dust” looks at the Egyptian nomadic bedouins’ social and spatial memory, their alternative narratives of the “road” and “home,” their relationships to the land and animals, and their modes of resisting marginalization.

An ADPP 2020 alum, Myriam Boulos centered through her ADPP project “this is my home” on the Lebanese 2019 revolution and its impact, using a deeply personal lens.

On her part, Samar Abu Elouf is an ADPP 2021 alum from Gaza who has been documenting the impact of the Gaza war on women and children. She recently won several awards, including the International Women’s Media Foundation-IWMF 2024 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award and the Judges’ Special Recognition under the “Picture of the Year” (POY), in recognition of the impacting power of the image.

Read more about the Joop Swart Masterclass 2024 here.