Eman Mohammed

Photojournalist

Fellows class

TED2014

About Eman

Bio

Eman Mohammed, 26, was born in Tabouk,a small village in Saudi Arabia and educated in Gaza City Palestine where she started her photojournalism career at the age of 19 in 2006.
Eman's work focuses on documenting the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, including invasions and wars that frequently occur in the area and the formation of armed militant groups in the strip .
The main body of her work has moved from covering the Israel's bombing blitz of Gaza in 2008-2009 and death perpetrated through Israeli shelling of the territory in a hard news style, to a Long series of sensitive women issues and the aftermath long term projects.

Eman Mohammed's photographs expanded to reach other countries within the Middle East through her two recent projects "Diaspora of the arab world" and “iWar” .

Her work was published in Guardian, Le Monde, Washington post, Geo international, Mother Jones , and CNN
Clients include the National, The Observer, Brown book, Save the children, UNDP, UNRWA, UNESCO, and The Elders.
Eman Mohammed's work was recently acquired by the British museum in London.
Her ongoing long term projects "Diaspora, and iWar are expected to finished by the summer of 2014.

Been part of several international exhibitions
Frames of Reality workshop 2008, New York, U.S., April 2009
"Beware the Cost of War", London, UK, October 2009
"Where are the Human Rights?", Montreal, Canada, McGill University, March 2009
World Press Photo 2008 & Local Testimony 2009 joint exhibition, Tel Aviv, Israel
Defending Hope in Gaza, Filmbase-Curved Street, Temple, Dublin, Ireland, January 2009
Elsewhere Exhibition, Kibbutz Be'eri, Israel, March 2010
Generation 9\11, September 10 - October 30, 2011, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Women on the Verge, Empy Quarter Gallery in Dubai 2012.
British Musuem ,London 2012
This is also Gaza ", Ras El-Ein Gallery, Amman/Jordan 2012. "
“Alltag fern des Alltäglichen” in Basel (September 2011),Zurich (October 2011),Geneva (November 2011),Lausanne(January 2012),Neuchâtel (May/June 2012), Glarus (small town in the center of Switzerland, August 2012), Zurich (August- December 2012)
Vienna 2012, Telaviv 2013,Iran 2013. INDIVIDUAL JOURNEY

AWARDS

PDN30 2010
Judges’ Special Prize, Carmignac Gestion 2009
2nd Prize, "Daily Life" category, Local Testimony 2009
2nd Prize, "Nature & Environment" category, Local Testimony 2009
Honorable Mention, UNICEF Photo of the Year 2009
New Media Award–UK, for war coverage in Gaza 2008-2009
"Outstanding Journalists" Honoring Ceremony, PCHR and OHCHR in Gaza
Nomination, Joop Swart Masterclass, World Press Photo 2009/2010/2011/2012
Nomination, UNICEF POY 2009/2010.

Languages

Arabic, English

Education

  • Islamic university of Gaza; Journalism and public relations, 2005 - 2009

Job Titles

Photojournalist

Eman Mohammed on the TED blog

Fellows Friday

Gaza’s only female photojournalist, Eman Mohammed, shows the devastation of war on private lives

April 25, 2014

At the age of 19, Eman Mohammed became the only female photojournalist based in Gaza, breaking longstanding cultural taboos around the role of women in society. Three weeks into her career, the Gaza War began. Now 26, Mohammed continues to document harrowing and intimate stories of war and its aftermath in Gaza and beyond. Here, Mohammed tells […]

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