Newsha Tavakolian (Works)
Newsha Tavakolian is a photographer and a member of Magnum Photos. She began working for the Iranian press at the age of 16, covering wars in Iraq and a range of social issues in her native Iran. Over the years, her focus shifted away from journalistic photography to photography as art. Through her lens, Tavakolian explores social experiences in her homeland and human conflicts close and near. Tavakolian has photographed female guerilla fighters in Iraqi Kurdistan, Syria and Colombia, prohibited Iranian female singers and the lives of people living under sanctions.
Tavakolian was the fifth laureate of the 2014 Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award and the principle laureate of the 2015 Prince Claus Award.
Amongst others, Tavakolian’s work has found its place within the private collections of international institutions, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the British Museum, Sackler Gallery and the Boston Museum of Fine Art.
Exhibitions with Thomas Erben
Spence, Rachel. Newsha Tavakolian: ‘I consider myself a storyteller’, Financial Times, March 18, 2016. Download PDF | 1.99 MB
Seymour, Tom. Documenting The Search For Identity in Iran. Refinery29, March 5, 2016 Download PDF | 161.25 KB
Will, Rachel. Newsha Tavakolian Shows Carmignac Photojournalism Award Exhibition in Paris. Blouin Artinfo, May 12, 2015. Download PDF | 1.63 MB
Seymour, Tom. Newsha Tavakolian: Blank Pages of an Iranian Photo Album. British Journal of Photography, November 24, 2015 Download PDF | 1,007.34 KB
Cain, Sian. Newsha Taakolian's best photograph: woman on a mountainside outside Tehran. The Guardian, November 26, 2015. Download PDF | 170.74 KB
TIME Picks the Best Photobooks of 2015 Selected by TIME Lightbox editor Olivier Laurent: Blank Pages -Of an Iranian Photo Album by Newsha Tavakolian Download PDF | 146.23 KB
Gonzalez, David. Keeping True to an Iranian Vision, Minus Big Money. The New York Times, September 17, 2014. Download PDF | 613.43 KB
Larson-Walker, Lisa. "Newsha Tavakolian's "Look" Series: Photos Of A Young Iran" The Daily Beast / Women in the World, May 2, 2013. Download PDF | 624.13 KB
Aletti, Vince. Goings on About Town." The New Yorker, May 13, 2013. Download PDF | 196.65 KB
Moaveni, Azadeh. Through Story, a Look into Iran: Newsha Tavakolian's Portraiture. TIME Lightbox, April 23, 2013. Download PDF | 1.24 MB