Magnum Foundation

Magnum Foundation

Apply now for the Arab Documentary Photography Program


Mustafa Saeed. Somalia. Left: Young men celebrate Eid Al-Odha in Hargeisa. Right: A local cinema that still bears the scars of war. It is difficult to get electricity and to afford TV sets, so people gather together to watch Bollywood films and football matches.

In partnership with the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) in Beirut and the Prince Claus Fund (PCF) in Amsterdam, we are delighted to open applications for the fourth cycle of the Arab Documentary Photography Program.

Apply here by May 1st, 2017. Please view the Grant Guidelines before applying. 

The Arab Documentary Photography Program is an initiative that provides support and mentorship to photographers from across the Arab region, in an effort to boost production and visibility of compelling non-stereotypical and unconventional visual documentation of important social issues and narratives relevant to the Arab region.

Through intensive, ongoing mentorship and a series of collective workshops, this program aims to:

• raise the level of creative documentary photography in the Arab region; 
• train photographers and expand their approaches to visual storytelling; 
• share strong visual narratives from the Arab region regionally and internationally; and 
• explore wider access to documentary photography and a more active engagement with its audiences.

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

To see examples of past grantee work, visit