Samar Hazboun

Palestine; lives in Bethlehem


Samar Hazboun is a visual artist who travels into the depths of her soul to explore the human condition through photography. She seeks to shine a spotlight on marginalized communities and individuals in the Middle East. Hazboun holds a masters degree in photojournalism from the University of Westminster, a BA in International Relations, and a degree in Photo and Video Therapy. She worked as Middle East Photo Editor for AFP for over 4 years before freelancing with organizations such as UNWOMEN, UNFPA, OXFAM, Alianza Por Solidaridad, alongside teaching BA students at the Dar Al-Kalima University College. 


Hazboun has been published by the New York Times, Le Monde, and The Guardian, among others. In 2018 she was selected to participate in the Joop Swart Masterclass for the World Press Photo, and was a mentor on the Canon education program in Mantera, Italy. She was awarded the Khalil Al-Sakakini award for her work Hush - Gender based violence in Palestine, and won the Self-Portrait category in the 11th Pollux Awards. Hazboun has received grants by the Magnum Foundation, AFAC, The Washington Post, and the Prince Claus Fund.