Tanya Habjouqa


Contemporary Photographers


About her work, Tanya Habjouqa says “I want to provoke the audience to reflect on regional social issues, stereotypes, and realities. The perpetual images of blood, suffering, and conflict are not the only defining characteristics of the Middle East. I aim to find the balance between jarring a misrepresentation of Arabs through a perpetual lens of violence while simultaneously tell stories that prompt Middle Easterners to nod in recognition, yet still challenge all audiences with the contradictions of a region in flux balancing its traditions.” (source/via) Her series Women of Gaza is remarkable in many different ways.