|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, Boushnak 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, The 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, Noorderlecht, Dubai, Aleppo, Manama, Nicosia, Derby, Beirut, Oslo and Sarajevo.
She received the Peace Media Award from the Peace x Peace organization in Washington, DC in 2011.
Her work I Read I Write: Egypt- Illiteracy series was acquired by the British Museum in 2012.
Boushnak 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.