FELLOWS Award Programme


Dedicated to compelling documentary photographers from across the Arab region, whose work spans a range of experimental styles of storytelling.


Developed in collaboration with the Arab Fund for Art and Culture and Magnum Foundation, the Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP) fosters creative documentary photography practices in the Arab context and encourages the transmission of critical, socially engaged, and local stories. Annually, since its start in 2014, ADPP grants up to 8 Fellows $7,000 to invest in the further growth of their practice, exploring creative, personal, long-term, and analytical approaches to photography outside the limited confines of traditional journalistic mass-media outlets.  

ADPP Alumni

We are committed to continued support for ADPP Alumni. Though the Arab Documentary Photography Fellowship, which was established in 2024, we provide up to 6 photographers with a grant of $15,000 to work on their projects over a period of 12 months, further supporting their practices while facilitating regional and international exchanges between established and emergent photographers.


The programme nurtures free expression and amplifies often neglected or unheard narratives through addressing themes around social and collective memory, loss and grief, space and liberation, or exile and displacement.


We welcome applicants from, living and working in the Arab region, irrespective of age, years of experience, ethnicity, gender, or religion. Both professional and emerging photographers are eligible to apply. Photographers who have not specialized in documentary photography will be considered as long as the proposed work is documentary in nature.

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