Iran - Newsha Tavakolian
Newsha Tavakolian is an extraordinary Iranian photographer and photojournalist who challenges western stereotypes and oversimplifications of life in Iran. Her work captures the complexities and ambiguities of Iranian society and extends beyond to other countries in the Middle East and Africa. She mentors young photographers and is a founding member of the EVE international collective of women photojournalists. Newsha was the Principal Prince Claus Laureate for 2015.