GULF PHOTO PLUS PHOTO WEEK IS YOUR GO-TO EVENT FOR ALL THINGS PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE REGION.
Gulf Photo Plus Photo Week will bring a creative flair to Dubai this month. Celebrating photography the annual event returns this February with exhibitions, workshops, talks and discussions on photography. Hosted by Gulf Photo Plus, Dubai’s centre for photography, the event aims to educate and celebrate photography talent in the region.
The main event on the programme is The Shortest Distance Between Us: Stories from the Arab Documentary Photography Program. The exhibition will feature curated works from projects by seven photographers who were awarded grants and commissions by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture which provides support and mentorship to photographers across the region.
Devised in 2014 the program has been an instrumental force in shaping and nurturing photography talent across the region. The exhibition will showcase experimental photography styles from photographers including Elsie El Haddad whose work follows men and women through their re-entry into society after time in prison in Lebanon. As well as Nadia Bseiso whose work follows a controversial pipeline that transports water from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea, exploring the effects of war and ecological turmoil in the once-fertile crescent of Mesopotamia.
Aside from this key exhibition, GPP Photo Week will also see workshops from international photographers – including a must-visit session on how to shoot with a smartphone as well as street photography, the fundamentals of architectural photography, editorial concepts, as well as a market place, a course on how to clean your camera and lots more. The event will see photographers and creatives travelling from all across the region to witness a showcase of the newest and best talent in the area.
GPP Photo Week will run from 4 – 9 February. Visit gulfphotoplus.com for more.