Tanya Habjouqa

noor women at tbilisi photo festival 2016


Welcome NOOR photographers at Tbilisi Photo Festival 2016, an annual international photography festival in the Caucasus region. This  year TPF will host NOOR photographers: Alixandra Fazzina, Tanya Habjouqa and Benedicte Kurzen, who will be involved in a series of events dedicated to the special theme "Women in Photography".



A panel discussion will take place on September 19 moderated by Anna Alix Koffi, creator and editor-in-chief of OFF the wall photobook. 



On September 20, Tania Habjouqa will present some of the many highlights of the Arab Documentary Program. This training program features the work of twenty Arabic photographers working from Morocco to Somalia.



September 21 TPF participants will have an opportunity to attend “Special Night by Noor Women”, featuring an open air screening of the photographers’ work at Fabrika.



Under the framework of Tbilisi Photo Festival Alixandra Fazzina will lead 4-day intense workshop for emerging female photographers from Georgia. The workshop will take place on September 21-24.




'she who tells the story' with work from tanya habjouqa on view


The work of NOOR photographer Tanya Habjouqa is on view at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington D.C. through July 31, 2016.  Her series of images "Woman of Gaza" (2009) is selected for the exhibition She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World. Tanya challenges existing gender stereotypes and explores how Palestinian women's lives are influenced by their day-to-day activities.


The exhibition is thoroughly curated by Kathryn Wat and Kristen Gresh and features 12 female artists from Iran and Arab world: Jananne Al-Ani, Boushra Almurawakel, Gohar Dashti, Rana El Nemr, Lalla Essaydi, Shadi Ghadirian, Tanya Habjouqa, Rula Halawani, Nermine Hammam, Rania Matar, Shirin Neshat, and Newsha Tavakolian. She who Tells a Story provides visitors with a fresh perspective on women from this region and invites to in-depth discussion on themes like feminine identity, protest, war and piece.


To learn more about the exhibited works, including those by Tanya, you can listen the audio guide or read the transcripts.


Photo ©Tanya Habjouqa