Announcing the 2016 ADPP Grantees


Magnum Foundation (MF), The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), and the Prince Claus Fund are excited to announce the newest group of grantees for the Arab Documentary Photography Program.

Nine grantees were chosen amongst a group of 100 applicants from 17 Arab countries including Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen.  

"Once again, we were pleased to see a wide variety of approaches to be explored within the genre of Documentary Photography," said the jurors in their statement. "There was a great diversity in the topics addressed as well. The spectrum of themes moves from the extremely personal such as in Beyond Sacrifice which explores the lives of celibate women in Lebanon, to wider issues such as Infertile Crescent which will document the ecological effects of the controversial Red - Dead Sea pipeline."

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 oversee the development of their individual project. See the full press release here.

Projects from the 2015 cycle of ADPP are now live at www.arabdocphotography.org.