Nikon Photo Contest 2020 - 2021 Judges

Tanya Habjouqa

Visual artist
Nikon Ambassador

It is with great honor to serve on the Jury of this year's Nikon contest. As a Nikon Ambassador, I have witnessed firsthand their free workshops that not only work to foster a new generation of photographers, but are also an investment in the growing language of images. Pretty pictures are not enough—there is something critical and exciting happening in our industry—multidisciplinary paths to more nuanced and original narratives. Find your personal connection to the story. Only then, can it be uniquely your vision. Make us look, question, pause. There has never been a richer conversation surrounding photography. We look forward to seeing your work!


Tanya Habjouqa is a Jordanian-Texan visual artist, educator, and a member of NOOR Images. Habjouqa’s approach to visual storytelling fuses a mordant sense of irony with unstinting, forensic interrogations of the implications of geopolitical conflict on human lives. Her works were selected as a winner at the 2014 World Press Photo Contest. She is in the permanent collections of the MFA Boston, Institut du Monde Arabe, and Carnegie Museum of Art, and is represented by East Wing Gallery. She has served on the jury of the World Press Photo Contest and Pictures of the Year International (POYi).

Instagram: @habjouqa