The Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP) is a program jointly funded by Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) and Prince Claus Fund in collaboration with the Magnum Foundation targeting creative documentary photographers in the Arab region.  The focus of the ADPP is to amplify compelling non-stereotypical and unconventional visual documentation of important social issues and narratives relevant to the region.  The program’s objectives are: (1) to raise the level of creative documentary photography in the Arab region, (2) to train photographers and expand their approaches to visual storytelling, (3) to share strong visual narratives from the Arab region regionally and internationally, and (4) to explore wider access to documentary photography and a more active engagement with its audiences.

Al-liquindoi coordinates the educational part of the program. The ADPP mentors are Eric Gottesman, Tanya Habjouqa, Randa Shaath and Peter Van Agtmael. is an on-line platform that hosts the final projects of the ADPP grantees.  Also visit us on Instagram


2022 – 2023
Ali Al Shehabi, Bahrain
Celia Bougdal, Algeria
Imane Djamil, Morocco
Gabriel Ferneini, Lebanon
Mennatalah Khaled, Egypt
Sara Kontar, Syria
Ahmed Merzagui, Algeria
Mohammed Nammor, Syria
Karrar Nasser, Iraq
Nidal Rohmi, Palestine
Lamees Saleh, Egypt
Sara Younes, Egypt

2021 – 2022
Ahmed Qabel, Cairo, Return, Egypt
Ameen Abou Kaseem, How Was Everything, Before all this Ruin, Syria
Samar Abu Elouf, The Light from Hell, Palestine
Aya Albarghathy, Life Could End, Libya
Ghayyan Al Amine, Imagined City, Lebanon
Ieva Saudargaite Douaihi, my canary sings to me, Lebanon
Lina Khalid, Zagloul Elhamam (Baby Pigeon), Jordan
Mohamed Hozeyn, If They Move Me, I Die, Egypt
Mohammad Kotb, Red Brick Dreams, Egypt
Doaa Nasr, The Many Disguises of Miss Invisible, Egypt

2020 – 2021
Lara Chanine, Bless Your Beauty, Lebanon
Tamara Saade, Shedding Skin, Lebanon
Amina Kadous,  White Gold, Egypt
Seif Kousmate, Waha, Morocco
Roger Anis, Oh Mysterious Nile…Will You Be Immortal!, Egypt
Rehab Eldalil, The Longing Of The Stranger Whose Path Has Been Broken, Egypt
Ramzy Bensaadi, 103 : “absent right”, Algeria
Nada Harib, Unearth, Libya
Myriam Boulos, this is my home, Lebanon
Maen Hammad, Landing, Palestine

2019 – 2020
Somaya Abdelrahman, A Permanent Wound, Egypt
Mohammed Alkouh,  Failaka is a Beautiful Island, Kuwait
Mariam Alarab, But Hope is Born from the Suffering Womb, Bahrain
Salih Basheer, The Home Seekers, Sudan
Manu Ferneini,  A Bigger Room, Lebanon
Dania Hany, I Have Been Here Before, Egypt
Fathi Hawas, Margined in a Supposed Green, Egypt
Lola Khalfa, De l’air,  Algeria
Thana Faroq, I Was Younger Yesterday, Yemen

2018 – 2019
Roger Mokbel, Describe the Sky to Me, Lebanon
Abdo Shanan, Dry, Algeria
M’hammed Kilito, Amoung You, Morocco
Elwely Vall, In The Light of Change, Mauritania
Shaima Al Tamimi, As if We Never Came, Yemen
Ravy Shaker, Letters to Moses, Egypt
Nadine Al Koudsi, Those Who Dance on the Staircase, Syria

2017 – 2018
Tarek Al Haddad, A Room With Seven Roses, Lebanon
Sima Ajlyakin,
Live With It, Syria
Mohamed Altoum, Hoshmar, Sudan
Abd Doumany, Normal Abnormal, Syria
Hesham Elsherif, The Way to Hell, Egypt
Ahmed Gaber, We, The Living Dead, Egypt
Mohamed Mahdy, Moon Dust, Egypt
Rawan Mazeh, In Their Place, Lebanon
Btihal Remli, The Djinnidiaries, Morocco
Fethi Sahraoui, The Cult of Souls, Algeria

2016 – 2017
Hadeer Ahmed, Love, Loss, and Longing, Egypt
Mostafa Bassim, Revolution of the Mind, Egypt
Nadia Bseiso, Infertile Crescent, Jordan
Iman Al Dabbagh, Shame (less), Saudi Arabia
Mehdy Mariouch, Shreds of Life, Morocco
Roi Saade, The Epic of Dalieh, Lebanon
Muhammad Salah, I Want to be Visible, Sudan
Sara Sallam, The Fourth Pyramid Belongs to Her, Egypt
Carmen Yahchouchi, King Soleil Man, Lebanon

2015 – 2016
Arwa Alneami, Never Never Land, Saudi Arabia
Tasneem Alsultan, Saudi Tales of Love, Saudi Arabia
Sima Diab, He as She, Egypt
Elsie El Haddad, Stranded: On Life After Imprisonment, Lebanon
Hicham Gardaf, Intersections, Morocco
Mustafa Saeede, Division Multiplied, Somalia
Eyad Kasem, A Small Forest on The Other Side, Syria
Heba Khalifa, Homemade, Egypt
Ahmad Mousa Qasem, Awaiting Their Dead, Iraq
Zeid Romdhane, West of Life, Tunisia

2014 – 2015
Amira Al-Sharif, A Love Song to Socotra Island, Yemen
Eman Helal, Just Stop, Egypt
Faisal Al Fouzan, Friday Gathering, Kuwait
Hamada El Rasam, Traces of the Conflict, Egypt
Natalie Naccache, Our Limbo, Lebanon
Omar Imam, Live Love Refugee, Syria
Reem Falaknaz, The Place of Perpetual Undulation, UAE
Samar Hazboun, Beyond Checkpoints, Palestine
Zara Samiry, Tales of the Moroccan Amazons, Morocco