Announcing the participants of Visual Storytelling Photography Workshop Gaza

© Tanya Habjouqa

Rawiya Collective and the World Press Photo Foundation are pleased to announce the professional Palestinian photojournalists and documentary photographers who have been selected for the Visual Storytelling Photography Workshop in Gaza.

The 12 participants —8 men and 4 women— who will join are:

  • Abdulla Al-Ghoul
  • Asmaa Khaldi
  • Ezz Zanoun 
  • Hosam Salem
  • Jehad Saftawi
  • Lara Abu Ramadan
  • Mohammed Zanoun
  • Rania El-Helo
  • Samar Abu Elouf
  • Sameh Nidal Rahmeh
  • Tamer Hamam
  • Momen Faiz

The workshop, taking place at the end of May 2016, will develop both their ability to create a visual narrative depicting life in Gaza, and to empower them as young professionals striving to succeed in a competitive job market.

You will be able to follow along behind the scenes of the workshop as well as discover work of the participants on the World Press Photo Instagram account from Sunday, 22 May until Saturday, 28 May.

The World Press Photo Foundation helps nurture the talent of visual journalists who tell compelling stories. From the Joop Swart Masterclass to local workshops, from grants to speaking events, we aim to educate, enable, and connect visual storytellers. To learn more about the educational programs see here:

About Rawiya Collective
Rawiya is a collective of photographers from the Middle East presenting an insider’s view of a region in flux balancing its contradictions while reflecting on social and political issues and stereotypes. Rawiya, meaning ‘she who tells a story’ brings together the photographic styles of Myriam Abdel Aziz, Tamara Abdul Hadi, Laura Boushnak and Tanya Habjouqa. Find out more:

This project is made possible with the generous support of The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture.

Posted April 15 2016

About The World Press Photo Foundation

We are a global platform connecting professionals and audiences through trustworthy visual journalism and storytelling. Founded in 1955 when a group of Dutch photographers organized a contest to share their work with an international audience, the competition has grown into the world’s most prestigious photography award and our mission has expanded. We encourage diverse accounts of the world that present stories with different perspectives. We exhibit those stories to a worldwide audience, educate the profession and the public on their making, and encourage debate on their meaning.

The World Press Photo Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We receive support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and are sponsored worldwide by Canon.