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Sony PhotoFriday: Learn. Inspire. Transform. February 5, 2016

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Published: 17-Jan-2016 12:30 pm
Publisher: Gulf Photo Plus

Dive into stellar seminars, live demos, and exclusive panels led by some of the world’s top photographers during the Middle East’s biggest one-day photography event.

This February, Gulf Photo Plus brings back to Dubai  the 12th edition of the region’s largest photo event: GPP2016 | DUBAI PHOTO WEEK. It’s big, bold, and better than ever. And it all kicks off on February 5th with the most exciting day in the photography calendar in the region – the unmissable Sony PhotoFriday!

Join 14 of the world’s leading photographers as they assemble in Dubai to bring you a day bursting at the seams with live photography demos, life-changing seminars, and exclusive panel discussions. With 16 unique 90-minute sessions covering everything from portraits to printing to photojournalism, you can’t help but be inspired.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a photography master, a budding entrepreneur, have a fondness for smart phone photography or just enjoy a good photostory – Sony PhotoFriday has something for every person and every skill level. 

Throw in some amazing exclusive offers by our partners and free camera sensor cleaning, and what’s not to love?



Join photojournalist Ed Kashi of the world-renowned VII Photo Agency as he utilizes his 30 years of experience to walk you through the cutting-edge possibilities of smartphone photography.  Learn the key to creating authentic portraits with family photographer Tamara Lackey as she explains the art of posing and capturing genuine emotion.
Why not bring the day to a slam-bang finish with fine art photographer contributor Sara Lando as she shares her tips on how to pull your subjects into your artistic vision while making them bloom into life before your camera? And we haven’t begun to mention the sessions on automotive and architectural photography; travel and landscape; photoshop and post processing and much, much more!

Designed to appeal to a wide range of skillsets and levels, these seminars make photography accessible to a wider audience with affordable tickets and a special offer on bookings. At AED 55 per session, Sony PhotoFriday is as affordable as a night at the movies and twice as inspiring! Plus, when you buy tickets for three different sessions, you get a fourth one FREE. With 16 sessions spread across 4 time slots, the hardest part will be deciding which ones to attend! 

The fun doesn’t stop there. Sony PhotoFriday is just the tip of the iceberg, brilliantly kicking off GPP2016 | Dubai Photo Week, an eight-day event featuring world-class workshops, incredible special events, and must-see exhibitions.
Find out more and book your tickets on





The SMILE exhibition is a collective project by a renowned VII Photo Agency, featuring work of its outstanding members. The exhibition brings together photographs of people smiling – most often a taboo expression in photojournalism – into a collection of powerful images gathered during the most important historical events that have shaped the past thirty years. The exhibition opens on Thursday 4th at 7:00 pm and runs until March 4th 2016 at GPP headquarters in Al Serkal Avenue, Dubai.



Over and above the mind-blowing roster of photography workshops and seminars, the GPP2016 schedule also includes a plethora of free events that are open to the public, as well as free camera sensor cleaning.
More details will be announced closer to the start of GPP2016.


Throughout the week, participants will also be able to browse, test and ask questions about the latest and greatest photography gear available as displayed by the GPP2016 event partners. These partners will also be offering excusive special offers and promotions available only during the GPP2016 event.

Based out of the Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre, GPP2016 | DUBAI PHOTO WEEK generates a palpable and electric excitement as amateur and professional photographers join together to meet, learn, and connect. 


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 on running workshops, seminars, and events that encourage learning and skill development, Gulf Photo Plus has also garnered a reputation as a leader in photography events both in the Gulf region and internationally. With the annual GPP photography festival each spring, regular workshops and community events throughout the year, and the recently added (and much-loved!) GPP PopUp events highlighting the annual calendar, GPP continues to push the envelope and foster personal and community growth in the larger photography world.

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

 For more information about the events 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 and from 10am – 6pm on Thursdays and Saturdays.

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For further information and high res images contact:

Marzia Beltrami

T +971 4 380 8545

M +971 50 3325254

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