Tanya Habjouqa: Occupied Pleasures


Photographer Tanya Habjouqa will present work from her recent book "Occupied Pleasures" which looks at the pursuit of happiness in the midst of occupation and blockade in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Tanya Habjouqa was born in Jordan and educated in Texas, receiving her masters in Global Media and Middle East Politics from the University of London SOAS.

She is a founding member of Rawiya photo collective, the first all female photo collective of the Middle East. Her work has been widely exhibited, and her series "Women of Gaza" was acquired by the Boston Museum of Fine Art in 2013 and in private collections.

Based in East Jerusalem, she is published in Foreign Policy, Le Monde, British Journal of Photography, Republica, Guardian, Wall Street Journal, New Republic, Washington Post, New York Times, and CNN.

She is the recipient of a World Press Photo award and a Magnum Foundation grant.
She is represented by East Wing, an international platform for photography, founded in Doha, Qatar and Panos Pictures in the UK.

Her book "Occupied Pleasures" is published by Foto Evidence.