Pakistan Photo Festival Fellowship

2nd Edition 2021 apply now 25th July is submission deadline.

There are no exceptions to the deadline. We encourage you to get your application in before the official due date to avoid any technical issues that might interfere with a timely submission. For further queries and information, you can contact us through

The Pakistan Photo Festival is back and once again we are glad to announce our PPF Fellowship 2nd edition 2021 program for Pakistani photographers.

In PPF Fellowship 2021 we will select 15 photographers from across Pakistan who will be mentored by the International documentary photographers. The participants have to build the narrative around the critical and analytical approach of documentary photographic practices in Pakistan and all around the world. This fellowship trains the lens-based practitioners besides their career, age, class and religion to understand the method of developing constructive work based on geopolitical issues, economics, human rights, social disruption, classism, racism and climate change.

Submission deadline: 25th July 2021

Application criteria:
There is no submission fee and no age limits. This program aims to support people of colour, women, gender non-conforming individuals, individuals who are part of racial, ethnic, or religious minority groups, and others whose authorship is unevenly represented within the field of documentary and contemporary photography.

Pakistan Photo Festival Fellowship 2nd Edition

2021 Mentors

Asim Rafiqui


simon norfolk

United kingdom

mariella furer


davide monteleone


Cédric Gerbehaye


bharat choudhary


fatemeh behboudi


Shah Zaman Baloch


ppf 2017 fellowship projects

Knitted Beliefs

Narayanpura was established in 1824 by a Hindu activist named Narayandas. Today, it houses hundreds of thousands of workers of Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) employed in janitorial services – a job that seems to be unofficially reserved for the “poor” minorities of the country.  The nature of these jobs has ended up giving the unfortunate name “Bhangi Para” to the area by many locals. 


Industry of Dissolving Portraits

As per Pakistani law, any person aged above 60 is considered a senior citizen. While the Pakistani government is funding its social welfare department, it goes nowhere beyond money. There is nothing being done for the functioning organizations of nursing homes, as can be seen from the case of Heaven Old Age Home.


Pakistan Photo Festival Fellowship 2018 Exhibition

“the masses in our country, such as those that travel by the metro [bus] would never have the opportunity to experience art. this photo exhibition is meant for them. with a footfall of over 20,000 individuals per day at this one station alone, the venue fulfills its purpose of exposing the average pakistani to photo journalism and art.”.