Tanya Habjouqa

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. 

 

call for applications: free manchester nikon-noor workshop

NOOR and Nikon Europe invite young photographers living and/or working in UK to submit their applications for selection for the free NOOR-Nikon Academy workshop taking place in Manchester, UK from 30 March to 2 April 2017.

DETAILS

 

Workshop: 30 March - 2 April 2017

Deadline to Apply: 29 January 2017, 11:59pm (GMT)

Notification of Selection: 15 February 2017

Fee: Free of charge

  

THE WORKSHOP

 

During the four-day workshop, 15 participants, together with three NOOR member photographers - Tanya HabjouqaRobin Hammond & Sebastian Liste - will share experiences, work on portfolios, improve editing skills and learn how to develop visual stories. 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 workshop 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.

 

The workshop is free of charge and includes lunch. Please note that travel, accommodation and additional meals are not covered and should be arranged by individual participants. The workshop will take place at Ziferblat: 423 Edge St, Manchester M4 1HW, UK.

 

The workshop will be focused around developing, editing, refining and presenting/disseminating a visual documentary series, story and/or project. 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.

 

Photo from Nikon-NOOR Bayeux Masterclass 2015 


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. 


SELECTED PARTICIPANTS

 

Adib Chowdhury

 

Carlotta Cardana

David Shaw

Ekaterina Anchevskaya

Giorgia Tobiolo

Jacob King

Mathieu Willcocks

Matteo Congregalli

Maurizio Martorana

Michael Vince Kim

Sandra Franco

Shaista Chishty

Tory Ho

Valeria Luongo

Zephie Begolo

 


For more information contact NOOR Education via education@noorimages.com or give us a call at +31.20.6060.780 

 

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".

 

ROUND TABLE

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

 

ARAB DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAM

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.

 

SPECIAL NIGHT BY NOOR'S FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHERS

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.

 

WORKSHOP WITH ALIXANDRA FAZZINA

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