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Toronto: + 1 416 315 1760
Jordan: + 962 (0) 79 600 2983
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A Palestinian-Canadian, born and raised in Jordan, freelance photojournalist and independent filmmaker Annie Sakkab is based in Canada the Middle East. As a visual storyteller, Annie is drawn to explore the customs, lifestyles, and values that characterize her subjects. Annie seeks long-form narrative with a focus on women’s issues and social justice. With her work, she raises questions of identity and awareness of the experiences of exile, uprooting, and displacement among marginalized groups. Her long term project, ‘A Familiar Stranger,’ challenges contemporary western views and constructs of Middle Eastern women, and raises larger questions of how we perceive repression and freedom.
Her work is published in Canadian and International media including The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, Netflix, British Journal of Photography, The Walrus, Bloomberg News, and NBC News. She also worked as Photo Editor for the Globe and Mail and Video Producer, Filmmaker, and Photographer for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Danish Refugee Council (DRC).
A graduate of Loyalist College in Photojournalism, Annie is a participant in the DOC Institute Breakthrough Program 2022, Toronto Palestine Film Festival Local Pals Residency 2021, Missouri Photo Workshop in 2014, Eddie Adams Workshop in 2017, Hot Docs Accelerator Emerging Filmmaker Lab in 2019, and RIDM Talent Lab in 2019. Annie won the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) NPOY Student photographer of The Year Award (2015), CPOY College Photographer of the Year Award: Award of Excellence in Portraiture (2015), and the NPAC 1st Place Feature Photo (2016 and 2017), among other awards. Annie’s work has also been recognized by Ontario Newspaper Awards and Ontario Community Newspapers Association.
Annie's first short documentary Hollie’s Dress, which had it’s World Premiere at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival 2020, is an official selection in 46 international festivals and has won 15 awards including the Golden Sheaf Award at Yorkton Film Festival, Canada Life Best Short Documentary at Forest City Film Festival and Award of Excellence at Canada Shorts Film Festival.
Annie is a member of
Boreal Collective https://www.borealcollective.com
Middle East Images https://meimages.com
Muse Projects https://www.museprojects.ca
Women Photograph https://www.womenphotograph.com
A board member at True North Photo Journal (TPNJ) http://truenorthjournal.ca
AWARDS & GRANTS
Toronto Palestine Film Festival, Local Pals Residency, The Poem We Sang
Hollie's Dress Short Documentary (Elmira/Canada) 46 Festivals, 15 Awards,
Supported by The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), CBC Gem
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Tracey Lindalee Awards, Top Finalist
Forest City Film Festival, Canada Life Best Short Documentary
Yorkton Film Festival, Golden Sheaf Award
EnergaCAMERIMAGE International Film Festival
Independent Shorts Awards, Honorable Mention
Canada Shorts Film Festival, Award of Excellence
Emerging Filmmakers Screen Awards, Award of Excellence
Cinematography Screen Awards, Golden Award
UK Fashion Film Festival
Fashion Film Festival Chicago
Venice Film Awards
Goa Short Film Festival
Best Global Shorts
Great Lakes Christian Film Festival
GloryReelz Christian Film Fest
Austria International Film Festival
Madrid Art Film Festival
International Screen Awards
Lift-Off Global Network
American Screen Awards
Talent Lab, Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM)
Doc Accelerator Emerging Filmmaker Lab, Hot Docs
NPAC / Sony Be Alpha Grant for 'A River Go By' project
Ontario Arts Council Visual Artists Creation Projects grant for 'Keepers of the Home' Project
Eddie Adams Workshop, Bloomberg 2-Day Assignment Award
News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC), Feature Photo
News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC), Feature Photo, Honourable Mention
Photojournalist of the Year, Ontario Newspaper Awards (ONA),
Finalist Student Feature Writing, Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA), 3rd Place
CPOY College Photographer of the Year, Award of Excellence, Portrait category
NPAC NPOY Student Photographer of the Year Award
2014 National Pictures of the Year Award, Single Multimedia 'Hearts of Feather', 3rd place
2014 National Pictures of the Year Award, Single Multimedia 'To be a boy', HM
The Val Baltkalns Memorial Award, Loyalist College Faculty, recognizes excellence in editorial portraiture
The Peter Brysky Memorial Award, Loyalist College Faculty, recognizes overall commitment to and proficiency in, the craft of Photojournalism.
The Doug Wicken Award, Loyalist College Faculty, recognizes commitment and excellence in documentary photojournalism and visual storytelling in either year of the program.
Pikto Top Pick Awards, Honourable Mention for 'Projections'
Central Portrait Branch Print Show, 1st place winner in Child portrait
Central Portrait Branch Print Show, 1st place winner, Commercial
Format Magazine: How to become a professional photojournalist
Ryerson Review of Journalism "Developing from the Negative" April 03, 2016
NOMOREPOTLUCKS "I’ll be Your Mirror: An Interview with Annie Sakkab"
The WEL-Systems Institute "Experiencing Our Beauty Through A Different Lens"
Loyalist College "Loyalist College photojournalism student named Student Photographer of the Year.."
Places in Between, NUIT BLANCHE, group video instalation at Mackenzie House
MUSE, A scotiabank CONTACT Featured Women Group Exhibition, Toronto
The Missouri Photo Workshop Exhibition, September 2014, Platte City, USA
PhotoSensitive AgingPhoto Group Exhibition, September 2014, Toronto, Canada
A Life Reclaimed, Nellie's Women Shelter, June 2013, Toronto, Canada
Insight Gallery 44 CONTACT Group Exhibition, Gallery 1313, Toronto, Canada
Curatorial Project Exhibiting in and co-Curating a CONTACT photo festival featured exhibition Dislocations with curator Sevan Injejikian, establishing the new Riverdale Hub Community ArtGallery, Riverdale Hub, Toronto, Canada
Projections - Ghosts of Dubai's Boom, The Image Works Gallery, September 2012, Toronto, Canada
Acts of Exposure Group Exhibition, Gallery 1313, Toronto, Canada
Canadian Landscape Juried Group Exhibition, Agnes Jamieson Gallery, July 2010, Minden, Canada
Public Installation, Projectons of images in a labour camp in Dubai that resulted in the creation of a series of images for ‘Projections, ghosts of Dubai’s boom’, February 2010, Dubai, UAE
The Incredible Holga and Wonder Diana Group Exhibition, April 2008, Dubai, UAE
Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF)
Participation in the judging process for this year's edition of TPFF Local Pals Residency
ADC 101st Annual Awards
Participation in the judging process for 2022 edition, the 100 anniversary of the competition
National Gallery, Amman, Jordan