> PAPA is an instrument for world mapping. In PAPA projects correspondents share commissions while everybody stays in his/her own country. In PAPA labs PAPA settles down as a temporary office in cities all over the world to do fieldwork with local photographers/researchers.
PAPA IN AMSTERDAM
> It's time for Amsterdam
PAPA has set up projects in the past decade from world cities such as Dhaka, Lagos, São Paulo, Bishkek, Detroit and Ramallah, and in the Netherlands from The Hague and Rotterdam. see www.papaplatform.com
Now the nomadic photo press agency is settling down in Amsterdam. All Amsterdam districts will be walked and photographed. The neighbourhood is a sea of news and stories. What's going on? Who live there? How do people survive? PAPA will discover and record this together with the residents and users of a neighbourhood. PAPA's Cultural Photo Archive of Amsterdam will be included in the collection of the IISH (International Institute of Social History) where it will be kept for "eternity".
PAPA IN PALESTINE
> In 'PAPA in Palestine' you will get an inside look at the urban life of Ramallah from different perspectives. First two chapters: 'What you need to know before travelling to Ramallah', from the perspective of the outsider and from the perspective of the insider.
In the next chapter you can read about the 'Tactics of Life' and the ensuing patterns we found. Chapter four will take you on a journey through Ramallah in a series of photo stories by a variety of participants.
OXFAM/NOVIB invited PAPA to do a PAPA Lab in Dhaka with a mix of photographers from DRIK and officers working in OXFAM/NOVIB and the partner organization YPSA. PAPA's method of reading the street in shared photo-walks gives an insight in the Tactics of Life in Dhaka.
This led to PAPA Critical City Guide (CCG) of Dhaka.