Middle East Images
Toronto, ON, Canada
Annie Sakkab A Palestinian-Canadian, born and raised in Jordan, freelance photojournalist and filmmaker Annie Sakkab is based in the Middle East and Canada. As a visual storyteller, Annie is drawn to explore the customs, lifestyles, and values that characterize her subjects. Annie seeks long-form narrative with a focus on women’s issues and social justice. With her work, she raises questions of identity and awareness of the experiences of exile, uprooting, and displacement among marginalized groups. Her long term project, ‘A Familiar Stranger,’ challenges contemporary western views and constructs of Middle Eastern women, and raises larger questions of how we perceive repression and freedom.
Her work is published in Canadian and International medias including The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, Washington Post, NPR, Bloomberg News, Die Zeit and NBC News, and worked for various humanitarian organizations such as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Mercy Corps and Danish Refugee Council (DRC).
A graduate of Loyalist College in Photojournalism and a participant in the Missouri Photo Workshop in 2014, Eddie Adams Workshop in 2017, Hot Docs Accelerator Emerging Filmmaker Lab and RIDM Talent Film Lab in Montreal in 2019, Annie won various awards including the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) NPOY Student photographer of The Year Award (2015) and NPAC 1st Place Feature Photo in 2015 and 2016. Annie’s work has also been recognized by Ontario Newspaper Awards and Ontario Community Newspapers Association.
Annie is a member of Boreal Collective, Muse Projects and Women Photograph, and a board member at True North Photo Journal (TPNJ).
2019 - Doc Accelerator Emerging Filmmaker Lab, 2018 - Eddie Adams Workshop, 2016 - News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC), 2016 - Ontario Newspaper Awards (ONA), 2016 - Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA), 2015 - CPOY College Photographer of the Year, 2015 - NPAC NPOY Student Photographer of the Year Award, 2015 - 2014 National Pictures of the Year Award, 2015 - 2014 National Pictures of the Year Award, 2015 - The Val Baltkalns Memorial Award, 2015 - The Peter Brysky Memorial Award, 2014 - The Doug Wicken Award, 2019 - RIDM Talent Filmmaking Lab
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Eddie Adams Workshop XXX
This is the story of Michael Epstein, a homebound veteran, and his relationship with his 16-year-old daughter Victoria, who’s helping him get out of the house. Their daily rides to work or to see friends strengthened their relationship and their bond as father and daughter.
Projections - Ghosts of Dubai's Boom
In boom times the rise of Dubai came at a weighty cost to the city’s migrant construction workers. And today, with the collapse of Dubai’s building industry, these same labourers have borne the worst of the downturn. Shunted aside, forgotten, deported and paid next to nothing.
Projections is about remembering the ghosts of these ‘lost’ men, it’s about telling the story of an audacious dream built on the most fragile human backbone. But most importantly, it tries to give an identity to these forgotten people who built Dubai - who came and went unnoticed.
Habitat for Humanity
According to Canada Statistics, 13.8 per cent lived in low income households in 2012 in a release published December 2014. These Measures are based on after tax income and deems a household to be low income if it has less than half the overall median income.
One in seven Canadian children, or 967,000, still live in a low-income household, according to campaign 2000 in it's annual report releases December 2013.
Over the past 25 years, Habitat For Humanity Canada (HFHC) has logged more than 10 million volunteer hours, contributing to the successful completion of over 2,200 homes for low income Canadian families. Internationally, HFHC has helped build thousands more homes.
Melanie and Dan Coughlin, along with their three daughters Jacqueline, Meghan and Gwen, is a partner family of Habitat Prince Edward-Hastings and now are living at their new home in Trenton, Ontario.