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Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP)

Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP)

Deadline: 01 May 2019
Open to: applicants from the Arab region
Benefits: USD 5.000 production grant and professional support

Description

The ADPP is a program jointly funded by AFAC and PCF, targeting creative documentary photographers in the Arab region. The focus of the Arab Documentary Photography Program is to support compelling non-stereotypical and unconventional visual documentation of important social issues and narratives relevant to the Arab region. In recognition to the image’s power to document, educate and advocate, the ADPP will also explore ways by which documentary photography can reach out to wider audiences and engage with them in compelling and impactful ways. 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 include audio and video elements.

Eligibility

  • Open to Arab applicants mainly those living and working in the Arab region, irrespective of age, years of experience, ethnicity, gender or religion;
  • Must be a professional and emerging photographer. Photographers who have not specialized in documentary photography will be considered as long as the proposed work is documentary in nature;
  • Must have technical familiarity with photography;
  • Must be independent, i.e. not currently working under any “work for hire” agreements, and should have full copyright ownership of the work they produce.

Awards

AFAC’s Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP) provides up to 10 production grants per cycle of 5,000 USD each. Grantees are expected to work on their projects in their country of residence over a period of 8 months. The grant may be used to begin a new project or to complete work on an existing project.

In addition, ADPP grantees will benefit from mentorship provided by top caliber program mentors and will be required to attend two specialized workshops to help them develop and produce their projects and consider avenues for distribution

How to apply?

In order to apply, please register here.

For more information, please visit the official web page.

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