Monique Jaques is a photojournalist based in Istanbul, Turkey. She has spent the past six years focused on documenting issues in the Middle East, Afghanistan and West Africa. She holds a BFA from New York University.
This year her work "Protecting Our Land: Virunga's Female Rangers" will be featured in the 2016 Fence exhibition as part of Photoville. This work, published internationally landed her on the 2015 Flash Forward list of young photographers and the short-list for the ANI Prix Palace award in Perpignan. Previously she was nominated for the Prix Bayeux- Calvados ‘Young Reporter’ award and was also placed on the ’30 Under 30 Female Photographers’ from Photoboite. Her project ‘Growing Up in The Gaza Strip’ was first published in the New York Times. She was also shortlisted for the 2013 Photocrati Grant. In 2012 she was selected as one of the recipients of the PROOF Award for the Emerging Photojournalist for her work in Post-War Libya and featured in the Bursa Photography Festival. She was also featured in the Ian Parry Scholarship show in 2009 and received an Honorable Mention for the 2008 New York Photo Awards.
Her first book “ Gaza Girls: Growing up in the Gaza Strip” will be published in 2017
Her work has been published by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, The Christian Science Monitor, The Economist, GEO, and TIME among others.
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Phone: US+ 1 .908.578.4027 // Turkey+90.531.365.6493