TASNEEM ALSULTAN

 
Tasneem Alsultan

Solo Exhibitions
2020
And Then There Were Women,  King Abdul Aziz Center ITHRA, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia from Dec 2019- June 2020

2018
Saudi Tales of Love - East Wing, Dubai UAE

Group Exhibitions
2018
Group exhibition: Through Her Eyes Photo Festival, Berlin, Germany

2017
'Saudi Tales of Love' - Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, Somerset House, UK 
'Saudi Tales of Love' - Middle East Now Festival, Florence Italy 
'Saudi Tales of Love' - La Quatrieme Image Festival- Paris France 
'Photographing the Female', Focus Photo Festival, Sun Mill Studios Compound Lower Parel, Mumbai, India
Rawiya Photo Collective: 'We Do Not Choose Our Dictators', Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, TX, USA (March - May)

2016
'Saudi Tales of Love' Photo Kathmandu Festival 2016, Nepal
Where Are We Now?, East Wing presentation at Paris Photo 2016

Awards / Press

2019 (selected list)
Among four recipients of the Catchlight Fellowship of 2019
Honorable mention for the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism.
Princess Noura University Award for Excellence’ in the Arts category
National Geographic: How women photographers access worlds hidden from men

2018 (selected list)
Included in New York Times: The Year In Pictures, 2018
Selected as one of the 12 recipients of the Joop Master Class, part of the World Press Photo, Netherlands.
Joined the Canon Ambassador Program, as the first Arab Female photographer.
National Geographic: Featured with 8 women photographers for International Women’s Day, Guest Editor - Emma Watson 
New York Times: ‘Oh My God’ Turns to ‘Yay Me’ as Saudi Women Practice Driving
CNN: Photographers challenge Middle East stereotypes
New York Times: New Sound at Saudi Soccer Game: Women Cheering From the Stands
Joined the National Geographic Instagram account contributor.
Joined the National Geographic Travel Instagram account as a contributor.

2017
2017 STERN Grant (DE) 
Photo District News (PDN) - '30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch'.
Amnesty International / Wordt Vervolgd - February issue
Sony World Awards - Shortlisted

2016
British Journal Photography - 'Ones to Watch' / Selected as on of 16 emerging photographers of note.
Magnum Foundation / AFAC / Prince Claus Fund - Recipient of the second year and mentorship program for grantees from across the Arab region for their Emerging Arab Photographer Documentary Fund.
NewYork Times Lens Blog - 'The Hidden Stories of Arab Women' / Interview with Tasneem.
New York Times - “Saudi Tales of Love”, photo essay selected for New York Times Portfolio Review
Vogue Italia: 'Vogue Fashion Experience Jeddah, la giornata delle designer' / Feature Shoot (in Italian).

2015
Magnum Foundation/ Prince Clause/ AFAC grant 
Photoville Photo Festival - Honorary Mention & Print exhibited by Getty / Instagram, New York, USA
National Geographic - 'In Historic Saudi Elections, These Women Stepped Up As Voters and Candidates' / feature.
Burn Magazine - 'Protectors of the Mosque' - issue feature.

2014
Burn Diary - Burn Magazine Instagram / Contributor
Arab News - "Behind the Camera - the Story of a Wedding Photographer" / Interview with Tasneem

2013
Khaleejesque Print Magazine (Issue 8) - Recognised as one of the young influentials in the GCC.

2012
Khaleejesque Print Magazine - 'Tasneem AlSultan - the Spectacular Wedding Photographer' / Interview

Teaching

2020
Canon Workshop at the Cortona On the Move Photo Festival, Italy [postponed due to Corona Virus]
Canon Workshop at the Dubai Photo Festival, UAE [postponed due to Corona Virus]

2016

Taught art therapy photo workshops with Syrian refugee children in collaboration with Voice of the Children, Jordan

Photographer / Contributor
2015

Every Day Middle East photographers / Instagram Blog

Other Awards of Note
2013
ISPWP Contest for International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers / Multiple awards of excellence

Education / Presentations / Publications:
2010
Hijab, Sex and Language: An Ethnographic Study”; Presentation at Egyptesol, Egypt

2009
“More Than Just the Hijaab: Saudi Women’s Experiences of Cultural Adjustment to US
ESL Classrooms."; Presentation at the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Colorado, USA

2010
Organiser: Assisted the students of University College of Bahrain in Model UN; Bahrain

2009
Coordinator: Preparation of the Fulbright Gateway Orientation program - Portland State University, USA

2008
Consultant: Anthropological expert in Saudi culture and marketplace -  Intel Corporation, Oregon, USA
MA Linguistics “TESOL” Thesis: “Believe Me That’s the True Hijab” / Ethnographic study on Saudi Women in US ESL Classes -  Portland State University, USA

Board Member
https://www.everydayprojects.org 2020 (ongoing)



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