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Thana Faroq is a Yemeni documentary photographer and storyteller, based in the Netherlands. In 2016 she was awarded Break the Silence scholarship to pursue M.A. in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at the University of Westminster in London. Her work aims to achieve a personal reportage that negotiates themes of memory, boundaries, and violence. She focuses on collaborative storytelling projects to tell personal anecdotes of displacement and migration. Previously, Thana worked with various international NGOs in Yemen to tell stories of displacement women and children, portraying the suffering and highlighting on the forgotten crisis there. Her work appeared in several publications among them, Aljazeera, World Press Photo, BBC, Huffington Post, CNN and others. Recently, Thana was awarded the Open Society Foundations fellowship grant and exhibition on her ongoing project The Passport



2017     Unseen Beauty – Yemen: Art in Times of Destruction, The Hague Netherlands

2017    Women and War, United Nations Office, Geneva, Switzerland

2016    Women like US, Beyond Borders Scotland, Edinburgh UK

2013    Street Life: in the moment, Roaffa Gallery, Sana’a, Yemen


2018     Moving walls 25: Another way Home, Open Society Foundations, NY, US

               Women in Yemen, Beyond Borders festivals, Edinburgh UK

              LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism, Hannover, Germany

              Armenia Art Fair, Yerevan, Armenia

            Perpetual Movement, Arab Women Artists Now Festival, Rich Mix, London, UK


2017     Orient 2.0 Pulchri Studio, The Hague, Netherlands

              Sehnsucht, Sehnsucht Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands


2016     Out of Dust, Westminster University MADPP final show, London UK


2015     Women in Yemen, European Union, Brussels, France

              She, British Council, Sana’a, Yemen


2013     Faces of Yemen, European Union Embassy, Sana'a, Yemen


2012     International Journey, Clark University, Boston, US

2011     International Journey, Clark University Boston US


2018       Speaker, Incluusion Conference, The Road to Integration through  

                  Higher Education, Utrecht University, Netherlands

2017        Panelist/speaker,  the launch of the 2017 Yemen Humanitarian  

                  Response Plan United Nations Office


2017         Speaker, women like us: The Power of untold stories in Yemen,  University of  

                   Edinburgh, UK


2015        Speaker, The Power of Untold Stories, World Forum Theater,  IB Global

conference The Hague,  Netherlands


2013        Speaker at TEDxSana'a 2013, The Magic of Street Photography,  Sana’a Yemen


2018        Recipient of the inaugural Open Society Foundation fellowship grant

                   Recipient of the inaugural Native Agency and The Everyday Project Mentorship

    Honorable mention in the Middle East Institute's 2018 Photo Contest.

2017         Genesis imaging award

2016         Westminster University Break the Silence award

2014         Thomson Reuters foundation Nokia photo award finalist

2009         Davis United World Colleges scholarship