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Snapshot: Tunis

[Asmaa, a student of biological engineering in Tunis, poses for a photo in her bedroom. It reads,

Asmaa, a biological engineering student at a university in Tunis, chose to have her portrait taken in her bedroom. She sees her bedroom, which is covered with street-style graffiti, as the place that best reflects her personality. She comfortably sat on her bed with her legs folded and jokingly said, “I’ve always dreamed of discovering a new bacteria, now after the revolution, we have a new one every single day.” I was in Tunisia a couple of months ago for my ongoing ...

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Laura Boushnak

 

Laura Boushnak is a Kuwaiti-born Palestinian photographer. Her work ranges from conflict photography to pictorial storytelling. After completing a BA in sociology at the Lebanese University, Laura began her photography career covering news for the Associated Press in Lebanon. She later worked as a photo editor and photographer for Agence France-Presse (AFP) at its Middle East hub in Cyprus and its headquarters in Paris. Her nine-year wire service experience included covering hard news in conflicts such as the war in Iraq and the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war. Her photographs have been published in the New York Times, the Guardian, National Geographic, Le Monde, and many more. 

Since 2008 Laura has been working as a freelance photographer, devoting more time to her long-term projects, with a special focus on Arab women and education. Her photos have been exhibited at museums and galleries in New York, Mumbai, Thessaloniki, Beijing, Cairo, Amsterdam, Dubai, Aleppo, Manama, Nicosia, Derby, Beirut, Oslo, and Sarajevo.

Laura co-founded RAWIYA collective, which brings together the work and experience of female photographers from the Middle East. She is represented by Sana Gallery in Singapore.

For more information please visit her website and blog.