Tanya Habjouqa is a Jordanian/Texan photographer and educator. Her work is born out of long-term investments and collaborative methodology, blending ethnographic research and reportage. Known for producing sensitive work underscored by the absurd, her long-term projects focus on gender, representations of otherness, dispossession and ever-shifting sociopolitical dynamics in MIDEAST. Her project 'Occupied Pleasures' was heralded by TIME magazine and Smithsonian as one of the best photo books of 2015 (winning her a World Press Photo award in 2014). She is a member of NOOR agency and founding member of Rawiya, the first all female photo collective of the Middle East. She mentors emerging photographers from across the Arab region for Magnum Foundation’s “Arab Documentary Photo Program” together with the Prince Claus Foundation and the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture. She is currently based in East Jerusalem.
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