Tanya Habjouqa

Tanya Habjouqa teaching at the International Summer School of Photography (ISSP) 2019, in Latvia

We're happy to share that the applications are now open for the International Summer School of Photography (ISSP) 2019 in Latvia ( ISSP ), and that Tanya Habjouqa will be teaching one of the masterclasses "Storytelling as a Tool for Social Change". Make sure to sign up now!

The Reason Why with Tanya Habjouqa, Extract from full podcast episode

On InternationalWomanDay, NOOR sat down with Tanya Habjouqa for a two hour long conversation about her career as a photographer, writer, humanitarian, punk rocker, mother, and asked why she continues to document injustice and violence.

Last days to apply: Tanya Habjouqa teaching at Gulf Photo Plus Week 2019

"You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." - The Matrix

Tanya Habjouqa will teaching at Gulf Photo Plus Week 2019 from February 4th to 9th, a workshop designed to clear any creative blocks and help you dive headfirst into your project.

Tanya Habjouqa will take your mental process and approach to documentary work into uncharted territories of personal narrative liberation. In other words, you are choosing the red pill.

Worskhop with Tanya Habjouqa in San Francisco, USA: Intimacy of Place and Tools of Telling

Together with NOOR photographer Tanya Habjouqa, explore the ways you can move beyond linear narrative to create to create a felt experience for your audience. Explore critical theory around issues of representation, community engagement, participatory approaches, and the ethical considerations of using storytelling as a tool for social change.

Link here to the call for applications: http://bit.ly/2CsIMEN

The 4-day workshop will focus on:

  • exploring what motivates your photographic practice
  • defining your project and approach
  • expanding research and access
  • storytelling and photographic strategies
  • photography as “writing”

CLASS SIZE

10 students

MEETING DATES

Thursday, February 28 - Sunday, March 3, 2019 All classes meet from 9 AM to 5 PM in the SF Camerawork Conference Room

 Jordan, 2013

KILL ME INSTEAD! Fadia, 19, traces cracks in the walls of her rented apartment as she describes the death of her father. After returning home from his job as a construction laborer, shortly before the dawn prayer, he collapsed right away onto his bed, dusting the sheets with the debris that fell from his work clothes. Not long after, the shabiha (pro-regime militia) burst into their home and shot him, execution style, in the head. He had barely woken up. When Fadia?s little brother wailed in fear, the guns were turned on him. Fadia screamed, ?Kill me instead!? Both were spared. She now lives with her aunt on the outskirts of Amman in a crowded one-bedroom apartment with fifteen extended family members. They survive by digging through trash containers and finding remnants of bread to dry and sell to herders. This earns them a couple of dollars a day.

Tanya Habjouqa / NOOR

Tanya Habjouqa teaching at Gulf Photo Plus Week 2019

"You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." - The Matrix

Tanya Habjouqa will teaching at Gulf Photo Plus Week 2019 from February 4th to 9th, a workshop designed to clear any creative blocks and help you dive headfirst into your project.

Tanya Habjouqa will take your mental process and approach to documentary work into uncharted territories of personal narrative liberation. In other words, you are choosing the red pill.

Gulf Photo Plus has also graciously offering a scholarship to emerging photographers and artists from the MENA, SouthEast Asia and Africa region for a space in Tanya Habjouqa's documentary photography workshop at GPP Photo Week 2019.

Find the link to the scholarship here: https://bit.ly/2CvbBAf

The idea behind this scholarship is to provide the education, mentorship and an opportunity to connect with like minded photographers and artists to young, emerging photographers in the regions that have limited opportunities for a workshop like this.

Preference is given to applicants who have a body of work in progress or an idea for a strong and compelling project related to the social issues of our region.

The deadline for the application is Jan 8, 2019. Tanya along with GPP will review the applicants' submissions.

participants for nikon-noor manchester workshop

©Tanya Habjouqa / NOOR

We are excited to announce the 15 participants selected for the Nikon-NOOR Academy Workshop, which will take place in Manchester between 30 March and 2 April 2017. We would like sincerely thank all the people who sent forward their applications and congratulate the photographers who will participate in the workshop with  Tanya HabjouqaRobin Hammond & Sebastian Liste 

 

Ana Cross

Adib Chowdhury

Carlotta Cardana

David Shaw

Ekaterina Anchevskaya

Giorgia Tobiolo

Jacob King

José Luis Fajardo

Mathieu Willcocks

Matteo Congregalli

Maurizio Martorana

Sandra Franco

Shaista Chishty

Tory Ho

Valeria Luongo

 

We are excited to meet & work together in Manchester!

 

noor-nikon academy upcoming workshops

 

NOOR Foundation and Nikon are excited to announce our 2017 educational program - the NOOR-Nikon Academy. Early this spring, the NOOR-Nikon Academy will launch with a series of free-of-charge workshops for young, aspiring documentary photographers taking place in The Netherlands, Germany, France and the United Kingdom.

 

During each of the four-day trainings, 15 participants, together with three NOOR member photographers will share experiences, work on portfolios, improve editing skills and learn how to develop visual stories.

Participants can get the most out of the experience when they come to the workshop with a body of work they are currently developing, editing, working on and/or thinking about how to share with audiences. Thus, applicants are encouraged to include this work and indicate what they want to explore in relation to the work in their application portfolio and motivation statement.

Participants can look forward to intensive communication with NOOR photographers and their peers on subjects ranging from how to develop and edit a photographic story or project, to the nuances of the international photo market.

 

 

The NOOR-Nikon Academy is a unique opportunity to learn impactful visual storytelling, further develop personal vision, strengthen ongoing projects and gain new knowledge and contacts in an intimate and interactive environment.

 

Each workshop is led by a diverse and unique combination of three NOOR member photographers. All experienced teachers and lecturers, NOOR photographers are actively engaged in their own documentary practices, current debates in the field and in the development of the next generation of photographic talent.

 

 

Since 2009 NOOR and Nikon have partnered on education programs encouraging and supporting young photographic talent around the world. We have built strong collaborations with an international network of young photographers, photography professionals, cultural organizations, journalism and educational institutions. NOOR-Nikon educational programs have successfully trained more than 175 students from more than 64 different countries and counting.

 

Below please find the Calls for Applications for the NOOR-Nikon Academy. Calls are open to young and aspiring photographers in the respective countries where the workshops will be held: The Netherlands, Germany, France and the United Kingdom.

 


 

Call for Applications for NOOR-Nikon Amsterdam Academy Workshop.

Deadline to apply is 8 January 2017.

Apply here

 

Call for Applications for NOOR-Nikon Berlin Academy Workshop.

Deadline to apply is 15 January 2017.

Apply here

 

Call for Applications for NOOR-Nikon Paris Academy Workshop.

Deadline to apply is 22 January 2017. 

Apply here

 

Call for Applications for NOOR-Nikon Manchester Academy Workshop.

Deadline to apply is 29 January 2017. 

Apply here

 

For any questions please contact education@noorimages.com.

 

 

Reactions from previous NOOR-Nikon educational programs:

 

“Photography is part education and part evolution of one’s talent. This was my first workshop and it was an enriching experience. I learned more in these days than probably I could have learned in a year working in the field.”

 

   - Bogdan Chesaru, Romania (NOOR-Nikon Masterclass, Bucharest, Romania)

 

“The workshop was fantastic! Meeting with NOOR photographers and very talented people from our region is a great opportunity. You should continue organizing programs for regional cooperation among young photographers. I got great tips about storytelling, editing, grants and bookmaking!”

 

   - Ozge Sebzeci, Turkey (NOOR-Nikon Masterclass, Istanbul, Turkey)

 

“The masterclass helped to draw an overall picture of my career. The experiences shared by NOOR helps to make a long-term plan.”

 

   - Elyor Nematov, Kyrgyzstan (NOOR-Nikon Masterclass, Almaty, Kazakhstan)

 

 

 

If you would like to be added to our education mailing list please email education@noorimages.com with the subject line “Subscribe NOOR Education” with the following information:

 

  • Your full name
  • Email address
  • City of residence
  • Country of residence

Photos from NOOR-Nikon Masterclass in Almaty, Kazakhstan © MediaNet

announcing manchester nikon-noor academy tutors

We are excited to announce the tutors for 2017 Nikon-NOOR Academy Workshop in Manchester, the UK from 28 February to 3 March 2017:

 

Tanya HabjouqaRobin Hammond & Sebastian Liste will lead the workshop, sharing their expertise and working together with participants to develop their visual stories and projects. 

 

THE WORKSHOP

 

NOOR and Nikon Europe invite young aspiring documentary photographers and photojournalists living and/or working in the UK to submit their applications before 29 January 2017. The workshop is free of charge. Read more about the workshop and how to apply here.

 

THE TUTORS

 

Tanya Habjouqa is a documentary photographer specializing in gender, social, and human rights issues in the Middle East. She approaches her subjects with sensitivity and an eye for the absurd. She is the author of Occupied Pleasures, heralded by TIME magazine and the Smithsonian as one of the best photo books of 2015 (winning a World Press Photo award in 2014). She was the recipient of the Magnum Foundation 2013 Emergency Fund, and mentors grantees from across the Arab region for their “Arab Photographer Documentary Fund” with the Prince Claus Foundation and the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture. Tanya is a founding member of Rawiya, the first all female photo collective of the Middle East. She lectures ‘Narrative/ National Identity in Photography’ at Al Quds Bard University.

 

Robin Hammond  is a documentary photographer with a primary interest in human rights and development issues around the world through long-term photographic projects.

He was the recipient of the W.Eugene Smith Fund for Humanistic Photography, a World Press Photo prize, the Pictures of the Year International World Understanding Award and four Amnesty International awards for Human Rights journalism. In 2013 he won the FotoEvidence Book Award for Documenting Social Injustice and the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award. Robin is the founder of Witness Change, a non-profit organization dedicated to advance humans rights through highly visual storytelling. His work appears in magazines, newspapers, television and social media. He is currently based in Manchester, UK.  

 

Sebastian Liste is a documentary photographer and sociologist devoted to document the profound cultural changes and contemporary issues in Latin America and the Mediterranean area. In 2010, while getting his Masters degree in Documentary Photography in Barcelona, he won the Ian Parry Scholarship for his project “Urban Quilombo” and was named young editorial photographer of the year at the Lucie Awards. In 2011 Sebastián was selected for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. In 2012 was announced as the Young Reporter of the Year at Visa pour l’Image festival. He was the recipient of the Magnum EF Grant, the Getty Editorial Grant and the Alexia Foundation Grant. He also received the Fotopres grant in Spain to develop a project in Venezuela, and a World Press Photo prize in 2016 for his story ‘Citizen Journalism in Brazil’s Favelas‘. Sebastián Liste is a frequent lecturer and he is currently based between Spain and Brazil.