The works of Newsha Tavakolian are showing at the Chapelle des Beaux Arts in Paris from 13 May to 7 June 2015. The Iranian photographer (born 1981) is the winner of the 5th Carmignac Photojournalism Award. Established in 2009 by the French Fondation Carmignac, the annual award is designed to enable the completion of an extensive photo-reportage in a crisis region. Tavakolian's winning reportage lays open feelings of claustrophobia experienced by Iran's younger generation. An accompanying book has been released by Kehrer Publishing.
Publications and Exhibitions
Since the beginning of the war in Iraq in 2002, Newsha Tavakolian has documented a great number of regional conflicts and natural catastrophes. She has also created social documentaries in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Yemen and Kenya. Tavaokolian's photographs have been published in international magazines and newspapers including Time Magazine, Newsweek, Stern, Le Figaro, Colors, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, Le Monde and The New York Times Magazine. Her work has also been exhibited in venues such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Art, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the British Museum in London.
Further information at Carmignac-Photojournalism-Awards, Newsha Tavakolian