Photojournalist. A self-taught photographer, Newsha began working as professional photographer in Iranian press at age 16. She started with the women's daily newspaper Zan, and she later worked with nine reformist dailies, all since banned. She began working internationally, covering Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, Yemen, Azerbaijan , India. Her works have been published in Time Magazine, Newsweek, Stern, Le Figaro, Colors, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Der Speigel, Le Monde 2, and NRC Handelsblad and many others. Her photo essays include, The Day I Became a Woman, Mothers of Martyrs, War Pilgrims, Girl Power, and the Pakistani earthquake, as well as other work in Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia Yemen, Lebanon. She is particularly known for her attention to women's issues.
She was runner-up in Picture of the Year International Competition, magazine feature category, National Press Photographers Association and Missouri School of Journalism, 2003. Represented by Polaris Images photo agency, New York. She was founding member of EVE (Evephotographers) with five other women photojournalists. In 2006 EVE's first common project, on motherhood, premiered at Lianzhou International Photo Festival, China, 2006; and travelled to Visa pour l'Image, Perpignan, France; Angkor Photography Festival, Cambodia; and the Gijón International Photojournalism Festival, Spain. She received photography award from the All Roads Film Project, sponsored by National Geographic, Washington, D.C., 2006. Finalist, Inge Morath award, Magnum Photo Agency, New York, 2007. She was chosen by World Press Photo organization, Amsterdam, with other photographers, to conduct the Joop Swart Masterclass at FOAM (Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam), 2007.
Previous Group Exhibitions
Made in Tehran
6 Frauen-Blicke, Cicero Galerie für politische Fotografie, Berlin, Germany, 2008
Previous Solo Exhibitions
Gallery in Newcastle in January 2009
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