About TANYA HABJOUQA PHOTOGRAPHY
Tanya Habjouqa was born in Jordan and educated in the United States, receiving her masters in Global Media and Middle East Politics from the University of London SOAS. Beginning her career in Texas, she documented Mexican migrant communities and urban poverty before returning to the Middle East.
Tanya is known for gaining unique access to sensitive gender, social and human rights stories in the Middle East. She is a freelance photographer represented by Focus Agency, features writer, and a founding member of Rawiya photo collective. (see multimedia link).
She is a recipient of the Magnum Foundation 2013 Emergency Fund. Her project, Occupied Pleasures, will be completed in the summer of 2013.
Habjouqa has worked on the front lines in Iraq, Lebanon, Darfur, and Gaza - most recently documenting the everyday lives of Palestinian women in the Gaza Strip.
Based in East Jerusalem, she is working on personal projects that explore socio-political dynamics, occupation, and subcultures of the Levant.
She is published in Foreign Policy, Le Monde, Time Magazine, Wall Street Journal, National, Al Jazeera, Washington Post, New York Times, Boston Globe, Aeon Magazine, Jerusalem Report, Beirut Daily Star, Business Week, and the academic journal: Cultures of Resistance. Clients include the National, Bloomberg, Brownbook, UNDP, UNRWA, UNESCO, USAID, and the Said Foundation.
Tanya received the 2011 SND Silver Award for her Gaza story A Life Less Ordinary, the 2007 Clarion Award for coverage of the Israel-Hezbollah War for Bloomberg and the 2006 Global Health Council award for humanitarian photography with her Darfur coverage.
2013: Bildmuseet Museum - Rawiya / She Who Tells a Story - Umeå, Sweden
2013: Nottingham Art Exchange - Realism in Rawiya - Nottingham - UK
2012: Ernest G. Welch Gallery – She Who Tells a Story - GSU - Atlanta - USA
2012: Mark Hachem Gallery - Beirut - Lebanon
2012: Contemporary Art Platform – The Other Resurrection - Kuwait City - Kuwait
2012: Empty Quarter Gallery – Women on the Verge - Dubai – UAE
2011: Empty Quarter Gallery - Menasart Fair - Beirut – Lebanon
2007: Open Society Institute (OSI) – Moving Walls – Amman – Jordan