The Prince Claus Fund and World Press Photo welcome you to a discussion with Iranian photographer, artist and 2015 Principal Prince Claus Laureate Newsha Tavakolian. During the programme, Tavakolian will be interviewed by writer, photography consultant and former Photography Director of the Telegraph Magazine (The Daily Telegraph) Cheryl Newman, with an introduction by World Press Photo Managing Director Lars Boering and insights into Tavakolian’s practice from Vali Mahlouji.
Newsha Tavakolian is one of the first professional female photojournalists in Iran. Her work ranges from bold reportage of political events to compelling portraits and evocative series on subjects such as the insecurity of middle-class youth and female Kurdish fighters. Tavakolian will receive the Principal Prince Claus Award on 2 December in Amsterdam. Her exhibition ‘I know why the rebel sings’, curated by Vali Mahlouji, is on view at the Prince Claus Fund Gallery 27 November 2015 till 4 March 2016.
Prince Claus Fund: Based on the principle that culture is a basic need, the Prince Claus Fund’s mission is to actively seek cultural collaborations founded on equality and trust, with partners of excellence, in spaces where resources and opportunities for cultural expression, creative production and research are limited and cultural heritage is threatened.
World Press Photo: The World Press Photo Foundation is a major force in developing and promoting the work of visual journalists, with a range of activities and initiatives that span the globe.