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GPP2015 - The Region s Premier Photography Festival coming next March!

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Published: 01-Dec-2014 09:00 am
Publisher: Gulf Photo Plus

GPP2015 - Dubai’s Photography Festival 

March 6-13, 2015 

Dubai Knowledge Village

Dubai’s Photography Festival sees its 11th annual edition in 2015, and the event promises to be bigger and better than ever. The annual GPP event is internationally acclaimed as one of the world’s premier photography events and is the only photography festival in the Region. GPP2015 will run from March 6 to 13 and feature a host of hands-on photography workshops, practical seminars and exhibitions, as well as an expo showcasing all of the latest and greatest photography gear, exclusive offers and free events from the event partners.

The full workshop schedule is online now and bookings made before December 31, 2014 (at 23:59HR Dubai time), will avail a special Early Bird offer. 

Anticipated all year long by amateurs and professional photographers alike, this truly unique, 8-day event draws over 4000 participants from the Gulf region and around the globe to learn from some of the world’s finest photographers.

The Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre comes alive during the event, with a buzz of energy and inspiration where photographers meet, learn and connect. Over the years, GPP has earned a reputation for providing excellent content, unparalleled talent, and the photogenic locations only Dubai can offer, creating a photography festival and educational experience like no other. The GPP instructors are chosen not only for their award winning photography skills, but also for their passion to share their talent and expertise with others.

The Photographers

GPP2015’s stellar line-up combines some of the industry’s most legendary names with the emerging talent that is making waves in the photography industry.  

Instructing for the first time at GPP will be highly respected VII Photo Agency photojournalist, Ed Kashi. Dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times, Kashi is recognized for his sensitive eye and complex imagery. 

Architectural and fine art photographer, Michael Kelley will also join the GPP line up, sharing his approach to creating stunning architectural imagery that commands attention and draws the viewer in. 

Also teaching at GPP for the first time will be Ryan Brenizer, one of the most in-demand wedding photographers in the world, who has also photographed high profile portraits for presidents, celebrities and the Pope, and even invented and popularized his own photographing technique, “The Brenizer Method”. 

GPP2015’s roster of celebrity snappers will also include popular returning instructors and familiar names in the industry; National Geographic shooter Joe McNally, commercial photographer Joel Grimes, headshot aficionado Peter Hurley, fashion photog Lindsay Adler, one of “The Photoshop Guys” RC Concepcon, and David “The Strobist” Hobby, who will all share their technical mastery with the students. 

These and additional specialist photographers leading the event – including GPP regulars Zack Arias, Sara Lando and David Nightingale – will provide a program of master classes, workshops, seminars and photo shoots covering portraiture, conceptual and fine art photography, landscape and street photography, studio lighting, commercial photography, documentary, editorial and fashion photography.



Gulf Photo Plus is committed to providing an interesting line-up of fresh topics each year, in addition to the ever-popular PhotoFriday, which will kick start the event on Friday, March 6. PhotoFriday is an exciting  full day composed of sixteen 90-minute seminars and panel discussions appealing to a broad range of photography levels, made accessible to a wide audience with tickets prices set at the very affordable rate of 50 AED per seminar or 150 AED for 4 seminars. The full schedule will be announced in January 2015. 


Over and above the exciting roster of photography workshops and seminars, the GPP2015 schedule will also include plenty of free events that will be open to the public. The details will be announced closer to the event.


Throughout the week, participants will also be able to browse, test and ask questions about the latest and greatest photography equipment available, displayed by the event partners, who will be offering exclusive special offers and promotions, only available during the GPP2015 event.

High res images are available upon request, low res files available here: 


For further information contact:

Marzia Beltrami

T +971 4 380 8545

M +971 50 3325254

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About Gulf Photo Plus

Gulf Photo Plus is Dubai’s Photography Centre whose aim is to nurture and develop the photography community in the UAE and within the region. With a primary focus to offer workshops, seminars, and events that encourage learning and skill development, Gulf Photo Plus has garnered a reputation as the leader in photography events, with the annual Gulf Photo Plus event every March, its regular photography workshops and community events throughout the year, and newly added international GPP Pop Up events as highlights on the annual calendar. 

GPP’s central program is coupled with additional events including photography exhibitions, movie nights, inspirational talks and Slidefest evenings where creative individuals can share ideas and find further inspiration.

For more information about the festival and Gulf Photo Plus activities please visit or telephone +971 4 380 8545.

Gulf Photo Plus is open from 10am to 7pm from Sunday – Wednesday,  10am – 6pm on Thursdays and Saturdays.

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