About Tanya


Tanya Habjouqa is a Jordanian/Texan photographer, educator, and member of NOOR. 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. Occupied Pleasures was heralded by TIME magazine and Smithsonian as one of the best photo books of 2015 (winning a World Press Photo award in 2014).

Her work has been exhibited worldwide and is in the permanent collections of the MFA Boston, Institut du Monde Arab, and the Carnegie Museum of Art).

Born in Amman, Jordan

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Current Location: East Jerusalem, Palestinian Territory