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: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/academy

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: http://www.rawiya.net/

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

Posted April 15 2016

About World Press Photo

The World Press Photo Foundation is a major force in developing and promoting visual journalism. Through one of the most prestigious awards in photojournalism and multimedia storytelling, an exhibition seen by more than four million people worldwide each year, and extensive research and training programs, we strive to inspire, engage, educate, and support both visual journalists and their global audience with fresh insights and new perspectives.

Founded in 1955, the World Press Photo Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The foundation receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon. There are also a range of collaborations with the World Press Photo Associates, the Friends of World Press Photo, and other partners.