Photography Series: Occupied Pleasures

A night of photos & conversation & book publishing joy!
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, 7:00 PM. 
To celebrate the publication of her book Occupied Pleasures, Tanya Habjouqa will be at The Half King Photo Series with copies of the book for sale, and a slideshow presentation about the project it details. Also on hand to take part in the discussion will be photographers Peter Van Agtmael and Eric Gottesman.
Tanya Habjouqa’s photographs focus on gender, social, and human rights issues in the Middle East. She approaches her subjects with sensitivity but also with an eye for the absurd. In 2014 she won a World Press Award for her series Occupied Pleasures in which she documents many of the ludicrous moments of everyday life that the 47-year occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem has created. 
Habjouqa was a finalist for the 2014 FotoEvidence Book Award, and recipient of the Magnum Foundation 2013 Emergency Fund. She is a founding member of Rawiya photo collective, the first all-female photo collective of the Middle East. Her work has been widely exhibited, and her series "Women of Gaza" was acquired by the Boston Museum of Fine Art in 2013 and in private collections. She is represented by East Wing, in Doha, Qatar.

The Half King Photography Series is dedicated to showing exceptional photography. In tandem with its reading series, The Half King fosters a dialog between photographers and writers that underscores the importance of their unique relationship. Co-curating its photography series are James Price, Assignments Editor at Getty Reportage, and Anna Van Lenten, writer and editor.
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