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Rula Halawani

Rula Halawani

Sector : Media, Journalists

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1964
  • Age: 52
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Born in Jerusalem in 1964; received a BA Advanced in Math and Photography from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, in 1989; works as freelance photojournalist for the Snenska Dagbladet, Sweden and the US-based Middle East Report since 1990; shot portraits of political leaders for John Walach’s book The New Palestinians in 1992; worked for Sygma Agency from 1993-94, then for Reuters from 1995-99; from 1998-2000, Director and teacher of photography workshops at Al-Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, East Jerusalem; continued her studies and earned an MA in Photographic Studies from the University of Westminster, London, UK in 2001; founder of the Photography Dept. at Birzeit University in 2001, where she also teaches since; received many awards, incl. from KODAK, Canada (1988), from International Mother Jones, San Francisco, the award of the Palestinian Journalist Union (1993), and of the PA Ministry of Culture & Arts (1996); her exhibitions include Negative Incursion (Art Car Museum, USA, 2003) and Jerusalem: The Warm Light Still There (The Museum of the city of Rome, 2002); has exhibited her works internationally, most recently at the Art Car Museum, Texas, USA (2003), the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah (2004), the Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Leeuwarden, Holland (2004), the Fotografie Forum International, Frankfurt, Germany (2004), and the 7 th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, UAE (2005).


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