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Shift Your Focus: GPP Photo Week Returns from Feb 7 - 12

1/31/2018 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

© Hugh Kretschmer

The Middle East’s longest-running photography event, GPP Photo Week 2018, returns to Dubai from Feb 7 – 12 at Alserkal Avenue. Now in its 14th year, GPP Photo Week brings together top photographers from around the world to teach, speak on, and exhibit photography. With 13 visiting photographers, 12 Sony PhotoFriday sessions, 20+ exhibitions, 31 workshops and seminars, and dozens of free events and activities throughout the week, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

This year’s theme is “Shift Your Focus”, a call to attendees to change the way they approach their creative practice and the world around them through the lens of photography. And GPP Photo Week will help you do just that with this year’s program, featuring their most impressive lineup yet.

You can learn to unlock the emotional potential of your subjects with fine art photographer SARA LANDO in her Adventures in Expressive Portraiture workshop, discover your creative potential with HUGH KRETSCHMER during Conceptual Photography With a Twist, and master the art of post-processing with the one and only RC CONCEPCION


Other instructors include celebrity photographer BRIAN SMITH, wedding photographer KEVIN MULLINS, and documentary photographer TANYA HABJOUQA.

© Laura El-Tantawy, Beyond Here is Nothing

During the week, GPP will also be showcasing 6 primary exhibitions and 15 partner exhibitions, including Beyond Here is Nothing by LAURA EL-TANTAWY, Red Zone by JALAL SEPEHR, Black to the Future | Reimagining Now by OSBORNE MACHARIA, and Souls Against the Concrete by KHALIK ALLAH, along with his newly commissioned portraits of the Arab diaspora in NYC, presented in partnership with Cadillac.

As if that wasn’t enough, they’ve also got an impressive lineup of portfolio reviews, artist seminars, and free programming featuring everything from camera cleaning to photo walks, artist talks, Snap Sessions, Spotlight programming, kids activities, and the much-beloved ShootOut.

© Khalik Allah, Souls Against the Concrete

© Jalal Sepehr, Red Zone

© Osborne Macharia, Black to the Future | Reimagining Now

© Tanya Habjouqa

Whatever your age, whatever your background, and whatever your skill level, there’s something for you to enjoy at GPP Photo Week. Don’t miss this chance to hone your skills and connect with other photographers from around the globe in one of the coolest cities in the world. 

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