A Successful Close to the Inaugural ADPP Workshops


This week, the Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP) held its second and final workshop in Beirut. The nine 2014 grantees - documentary photographers from Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, Yemen, Syria, Kuwait, Morocco and the UAE - engaged with their mentors over an intensive four days to edit photographic work they produced in the last 10 months. They also prepared outreach plans for their countries, the wider region, and beyond. The grantees shared their stories addressing critical issues ranging from abuse at military checkpoints, to the strength of women’s spirits in Yemen, to trauma shared by a group of friends displaced by the war in Syria. 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Apply now for the next cycle of ADPP grants
The second call for ADPP applications will be open until April 1.
Selected grantees will be announced on May 14. Click here to apply!

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: In partnership with The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) and the Prince Claus Fund in Amsterdam (PCF), we launched the Arab Documentary Photography Program in 2014. The program is jointly funded by AFAC and PCF and is running until 2016, targeting creative documentary photographers in the Arab region. A jurors’ committee comprised of Arab and international experts selects up to 12 grantees per cycle to receive financial and professional support to complete their proposed photography projects.

The Arab Documentary Photography Program focuses on compelling, non-stereotypical, and unconventional visual documentation of important social issues and narratives relevant to the Arab region. In recognition of the power of images to document, educate, and advocate, the ADPP aims to stimulate social engagement through strategic and targeted presentations and distribution of the grantees’ work. 

2014 grantees and mentors at the last ADPP workshop in Beirut

2014 grantees and mentors at the last ADPP workshop in Beirut

Simone Salvo