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AFAC Arab Documentary Photography Programme - Call for applications

AFAC Arab Documentary Photography Programme - Call for applications

AFAC Arab Documentary Photography Programme - Call for applications

The deadline for applications is 1 May 2017

The Arab Fund for Art and Culture (AFAC) has launched the fourth cycle of the Arab Documentary Photography Programme (ADPP), in collaboration with the Prince Claus Fund in Amsterdam and the Magnum Foundation in New York.

The programme, targeting creative documentary photographers residing in the Arab region, will include two workshops: the first one will be held in August 2017, and the second one will take place during February 2018.

The ADPP’s objectives are to raise the level of creative documentary photography in the Arab region, to train photographers and expand their approaches to visual storytelling, to share strong visual narratives from the Arab region both regionally and internationally, and to explore wider access to documentary photography and a more active engagement with its audiences.

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

A jurors’ committee comprising Arab and international experts will select up to ten grantees to receive financial and professional support to complete their proposed photography projects.

Photographers may propose to work in a range of non-fiction narrative styles, ranging from classic documentary photography to more experimental visual storytelling, and may propose to include audio and video elements.

This call is open to all Arab photographers living and working in the Arab region, irrespective of age, years of experience, religion, ethnicity or gender.

The selected candidates will be announced on 10 June 2017.

To apply, please click here to log in with your username and password. Once you have logged in, you will be directed to the applications page. If you do not have an existing account, please create one here

Please read the programme guidelines before submitting your application.

For more information and to see the agenda of activities, please click here


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