“Beyond myth, dogma and media narratives, Tanya’s work transports viewers through the sacred landscapes of Palestine-Israel.“
Born in Jordan but raised in the United States, Tanya Habjouqa (b. 1975, Jordan) now resides in East Jerusalem. Her work oscillates between examining details of conflict in the Middle East and addressing the presentation of these conversations by western media outlets. Beyond acknowledging the damage of polarised debate, the artist also subtly pushes at the boundaries of how these issues can be visualised. In a place where meaning is saturated through innumerable clichés, Habjouqa’s work instead strives for an authentic representation of everything from gender and human rights to dispossession. In recent years, her projects have been commended by the likes of TIME, Smithsonian and World Press Photo.
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