|Laura Boushnak is a Palestinian photographer born in Kuwait. After completing a degree 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 Paris headquarters. 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 work has been published in the New York Times, The Guardian, The National Geographic, Le Monde and many more. |
Since 2008 Laura has been working as a freelance photographer giving more time for her long-term projects with a special focus on Arab women and education. Her photos have been exhibited by museums and galleries in New York, Mumbai, Thessaloniki, Beijing, Cairo, Noorderlecht, Dubai, Aleppo, Manama, Nicosia, Derby, Beirut, Oslo, Kuwait and Sarajevo.
She received the Peace Media Award from the Peace x Peace organization in Washington, DC in 2011 and her work was recently acquired by the British Museum. She co-founded Rawiya collective, which brings together the work and experience of six female photographers from the Middle East.
Laura is represtend by South-East Asia’s first Contemporary Middle Eastern Art gallery, Sana.