Iranian Photographer Newsha Tavakolian Wins Prince Claus Award
By Simon Frank
The Prince Claus Fund also grants ten additional awards each year. Other notable 2015 Laureates include Latif Al-Ani, an Iraqi photographer active since the 1950s, Syrian filmmaker Ossama Mohammed, Kazakh artist and curator Oksana Shatalova, Chinese-Uighur musician Perhat Khaliq, Nigerian performance artist Jelili Atiku and Zimbabwean theatre group Amakhosi. Laureates will receive their awards in a ceremony presided over by the Dutch Royal family this December, while the Prince Claus Fund Gallery in Amsterdam will host an exhibition of Tavakolian’s work from November 27, 2015, to March 4, 2016.