Thana Faroq

Studio tutor

Thana Faroq is a Yemeni photographer and educator based in the Netherlands. She works with photography, texts, sound, and the physicality of the image itself as a way to respond to the changes that have been shaping and defining her life and sense of belonging both in Yemen and the Netherlands.

Thana's positioning as a photographer is informed by her reflections on her subject matter, tuning in to other people’s lived experiences with which she continually grows familiar. She also increasingly seek her own story in the frame.

Amongst her honors, Thana was a recipient of the 2018 inaugural Open Society Foundation Fellowship Grant and Exhibition and the 2019 Arab Documentary Fund supported by the Prince Claus Fund and Magnum Foundation. In 2020 she was selected by the British Journal of Photography among 'Ones to Watch'.

Thana received her BA in Government and International Relations from Clark University Worcester US, and an MA in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism from The University of Westminster London. She recently completed MA in Photography and Society at The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK).