PhotoSensitive’s Aging Photo Exhibit

Very happy to be part of #PhotoSensitive #Aging Photo #Exhibit that opened last night in downtown #Toronto. 

You can read the #Globe and Mail exhibit review below

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/multimedia/photosensitives-aging-photography-exhibition/article20605324/#dashboard/follows/

This photo is part of ‘A Life Reclaimed’, a project that sheds a little light on gender-based violence. To see the work form this project you can check out my website www.anniesakkab.com

el Kashasheen - Hearts of Feather

http://www.anniesakkab.com/elkashasheen

Over the summer period I was in #Jordan working on #personal stories, so I decided to do a short video on #pigeon trainers. I was introduced to twin brothers Samer and Bilal, a beautiful little story. it was a lot of fun, I learned a lot specially in terms of shooting and storytelling.

To see the video you can visit my website

http://www.anniesakkab.com/elkashasheen

Samer and Bilal Maroun, originally from Jaffa, Palestine, have been training pigeons for the past 30 years in downtown Amman, Jordan. Their story is simple yet heart warming. In a volatile and politically unstable region such as the Middle East where differences stem out of identity, race, religion and social status, the twin brothers were able to rise above these differences through the simple life they chose, the goodness of their heart and their acceptance of everyone regardless of their religion or their origin.

#MARMARIS, #Turkey. I always find it interesting how people change the minute they’re in front of the camera, including myself! 

Visual Voices. 
AMMAN, Jordan. Presenting #Visual Voices project to youth from #Amman, #Mafraq and #Marka in Collaboration with #Loyalist #College in Ontario, Canada as part of the #Photojournalism program I’m currently enrolled in. The presentation was held with the support of the #Computer Clubhouse and their centres across the country at #Queen Zein Al Sharaf Institute for Development. More kids from #Madaba and #Irbid will participate by the end of this week. With this project we hope to connect youth from different communities within Jordan to share stories and images with an exhibition by the end of this project. so stay tuned ;)
Check out this link to see more images.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.818022871541946.1073741880.190030007674572&type=1
To know more about #Loyalist College visit www.loyalistcollege.com
Also, to check out the amazing work the Computer Clubhouse is involved in with youth across the different communities in Jordan, check out their website here 
http://www.johud.org.jo/pages/520/amman

Visual Voices. 

AMMAN, Jordan. Presenting #Visual Voices project to youth from #Amman, #Mafraq and #Marka in Collaboration with #Loyalist #College in Ontario, Canada as part of the #Photojournalism program I’m currently enrolled in. The presentation was held with the support of the #Computer Clubhouse and their centres across the country at #Queen Zein Al Sharaf Institute for Development. More kids from #Madaba and #Irbid will participate by the end of this week. With this project we hope to connect youth from different communities within Jordan to share stories and images with an exhibition by the end of this project. so stay tuned ;)

Check out this link to see more images.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.818022871541946.1073741880.190030007674572&type=1

To know more about #Loyalist College visit www.loyalistcollege.com

Also, to check out the amazing work the Computer Clubhouse is involved in with youth across the different communities in Jordan, check out their website here 

http://www.johud.org.jo/pages/520/amman

The Kids Around the Block

#AMMAN, #Jordan. I was hanging out around sunset at the #Hashemi #Shamali neighbourhood when Khaled, Yazan, Yazan and Mohammed ages 13, 12, 6 and 9 asked me to take their picture right after Iftar. 25 minutes later, a #horse and a #donkey from neighbouring #bedouin tents were #strolling along the street for the kids to ride them for 25 cents each.

it’s been almost 3 weeks since I’ve been back in #Amman and I’ve only done 1 project. Being back here has been quite disorienting and it’s taking me longer than I thought to get back to myself again and readjust. I’ve not even been #downtown which was the first thing I thought I wanted to do.. So yesterday I woke up thinking enough is enough! I’m very happy to say that I finally managed to start my second project, the #pigeon #trainers or  ’Kashasheen’. More to come in the next few weeks ;)

it’s been almost 3 weeks since I’ve been back in #Amman and I’ve only done 1 project. Being back here has been quite disorienting and it’s taking me longer than I thought to get back to myself again and readjust. I’ve not even been #downtown which was the first thing I thought I wanted to do.. So yesterday I woke up thinking enough is enough! I’m very happy to say that I finally managed to start my second project, the #pigeon #trainers or  ’Kashasheen’. More to come in the next few weeks ;)

The Zaatari Refugee Camp for Syrians in Jordan

My latest Photo and video project with photographer #Celia #Peterson at the #Zaatari #Refugee #Camp for #Syrians in #Jordan. an incredible and an eye opener project that sheds a little light on the experiences of refugees fleeing under fire. 

Keep watching this space. An #exhibition and a #fund raising campaign will be coming soon. we hope that you will be able to help when the time comes…

Bilal, originally from Yafa Palestine, has been #training #pigeons (known as #Kashasheen) along with his twin brother Samer for the past 30 years in #downtown #Amman.
More to come on their story in the next couple of months ;)

Bilal, originally from Yafa Palestine, has been #training #pigeons (known as #Kashasheen) along with his twin brother Samer for the past 30 years in #downtown #Amman.

More to come on their story in the next couple of months ;)

Sheilagh’s Theme
latest #photo story ‘Sheilagh’s Theme’ is finally up on my website.. I started this project as part of my #photojournalism course last december and finished it in May just before heading back to Jordan. 
http://www.anniesakkab.com/sheilagh-s-theme

Sheilagh’s Theme

latest #photo story ‘Sheilagh’s Theme’ is finally up on my website.. I started this project as part of my #photojournalism course last december and finished it in May just before heading back to Jordan. 

http://www.anniesakkab.com/sheilagh-s-theme

GIVERNY, France (14/06/2014) - Visual artist #Kamel Brahim and his wife Hamida at #St. Jean Chapel during their last visit to see the house of #Claude Monet in #Giverny. After the #revolution in 2012, Kamel feels he is ready to go back to his homeland #Tunisia after 33 years in France to continue his career as a #visual artist. 

GIVERNY, France (14/06/2014) - Visual artist #Kamel Brahim and his wife Hamida at #St. Jean Chapel during their last visit to see the house of #Claude Monet in #Giverny. After the #revolution in 2012, Kamel feels he is ready to go back to his homeland #Tunisia after 33 years in France to continue his career as a #visual artist. 

Congratulations to the 2014 Loyalist Photojournalism Faculty Award Winners

Loyalist College Photojournalism

Great news… just received news that I won #The Doug Wicken Award that recognizes commitment and excellence in #Documentary #photojournalism and visual #storytelling in either year of the program ;) Thank you to all my tutors for their incredible support in the past year! 

Photos of the Month Contest: Multimedia 2013-2014 Results

The last #Picture of the #Month for #Loyalist #College Winter semester are out. #Anne-Marie Jackson, Visual Journalist and #Multimedia Producer for the #Toronto Star, and #Tory Lovekin, bio-medical photographer and videographer at The Hospital for Sick Children, both graduates of the program, were the judges for #multimedia of the 2013-2014 school year. 

Week 15, 2014. it’s the last week and so ready for a break! it has been an incredible year.. I’ve learned a lot and I feel I’ve grown as a photographer. One important thing I feel i got out of this year and specifically from this semester.. I am more sure of the things I want to do.. and I know what are the things I shouldn’t do. I’ve become more patient and more analytical and even more critical of the work I do. so it’s a good thing ;)
The last project I did which will become another long term project is #Girls Pageants. It’s still in progress and not sure where it’s heading, but this is the start, investigating issues of #gender #identity.

Week 15, 2014. it’s the last week and so ready for a break! it has been an incredible year.. I’ve learned a lot and I feel I’ve grown as a photographer. One important thing I feel i got out of this year and specifically from this semester.. I am more sure of the things I want to do.. and I know what are the things I shouldn’t do. I’ve become more patient and more analytical and even more critical of the work I do. so it’s a good thing ;)

The last project I did which will become another long term project is #Girls Pageants. It’s still in progress and not sure where it’s heading, but this is the start, investigating issues of #gender #identity.

Shelagh’s Theme

Week 14, 2014: almost the end of semester 2! I’m adopting #Loyalist philosophy.. Shoot Shoot Thinks ;) keeping the #Think Think Shoot part till later! working on my picture story with #Jaqui Manning-Albert, originally from #Cobourg, Jacqui is a #music #writer, a #pianist, an #opera singer, a #screenplay writer, a #novelist and a #mother. 

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Week 12, 2014: Given our mystery assignment ;) to profile a person 55 years of age and older. So I decided to do mine on Deborah Paul in #Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and focus my story on #racism towards #native students in #non-reserve schools. Deborah is a native from the #Wolf Clan in North West #Deseronto, she grew up in #Picton and went to a #non-reserve school until the age of 15 to help her parents in the field to pick berries and strawberries. Paul believes that the #federal #government is not doing enough to close the gap between #aboriginal and #non-aboriginal students in non-reserve schools and unless the #District School Board of #Ontario implements fundamental changes to the #curriculum, racism and #discrimination will never stop. 

Week 12, 2014: Given our mystery assignment ;) to profile a person 55 years of age and older. So I decided to do mine on Deborah Paul in #Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and focus my story on #racism towards #native students in #non-reserve schools. Deborah is a native from the #Wolf Clan in North West #Deseronto, she grew up in #Picton and went to a #non-reserve school until the age of 15 to help her parents in the field to pick berries and strawberries. Paul believes that the #federal #government is not doing enough to close the gap between #aboriginal and #non-aboriginal students in non-reserve schools and unless the #District School Board of #Ontario implements fundamental changes to the #curriculum, racism and #discrimination will never stop.