In an effort to provide the education, mentorship and an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, emerging photographers and artists from MENA, SouthEast Asia and Africa are invited to submit their applications for a scholarship offered by Gulf Photo Plus (GPP) to attend the Tanya Habjouqa’s documentary photography workshop at GPP Photo Week 2019.
Preferred applicants are photographers and artists who are currently working on a project. Or individuals who have a compelling and strong or idea for a project related to the social issues of our region.
The deadline for the application is December 15, 2018. Tanya along with GPP will review the applicants’ submissions and will notify the successful applicant by December 31st.
Applicants will need to pay for their own travel, visa (if required), accommodation and expenses in Dubai. The course will be provided free of charge along with a full day pass to the GPP Photo Friday event.
Tanya Habjouqa (Jordan, 1975) is a documentary photographer with a primary interest in gender, social, and human rights issues in the Middle East. A member of NOOR, she approaches her subjects with sensitivity but also with an eye for the absurd. She is the author of Occupied Pleasures, heralded by TIME magazine and the Smithsonian as one of the best photo books of 2015 (winning her a World Press Photo award in 2014). She mentors young grantees from across the Arab region for Magnum Foundation’s “Emerging Arab Photographer Documentary Fund” together with the Prince Claus Foundation and the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture. Tanya is one of the founding members of Rawiya, the first all-female photo collective of the Middle East and she is currently based in East Jerusalem.
GPP is Dubai’s center for photography, equipping and inspiring the local and international photography community through photography workshops, free artist talks, state-of-the-art printing services, and the region’s longest-running international photography event, GPP Photo Week.