CONTACT

Currently on contract in Canada

Toronto: + 1 416 315 1760
Jordan: + 962 (0) 79 600 2983
E-mail: [email protected]

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BIO

A Palestinian-Canadian, born and raised in Jordan, photographer Annie Sakkab has lived in Amman, Dubai, London, Rome and Toronto. As a visual storyteller and social documentarian, she is drawn to explore the customs, lifestyles and values that characterize her subjects. Annie’s work often raises questions of identity and awareness of the experiences of exile, uprooting and displacement among marginalized groups. Before turning to photography and filmmaking, Annie received a degree in Fine Art from Northumberland University in the UK, and held various positions as a Graphic Designer, Creative Director and Art Director. A graduate of Loyalist College in Photojournalism, 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), among other awards. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, UAE and the US. She is currently on assignment as photojournalist and filmmaker for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) documenting refugee stories.


AWARDS

2017

Eddie Adams Workshop, Bloomberg 2-Day Assignment Award

2016
News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC), Feature Photo, 1st place
Photojournalist of the Year, Ontario Newspaper Awards ‪(ONA), Finalist
Student Feature Writing, Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA), 3rd Place

2015 
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.

2014
The Doug Wicken Award, Loyalist College Faculty, recognizes commitment and excellence in documentary photojournalism and visual storytelling in either year of the program.

2011
Pikto Top Pick Awards,  Honourable Mention for 'Projections'

2010
Central Portrait Branch Print Show, 1st place winner in Child portrait

2009
Central Portrait Branch Print Show, 1st place winner, Commercial
PRESS
Format Magazine: How to become a professional photojournalist
https://www.format.com/magazine/resources/photography/how-to-become-a-photojournalist-guide

Ryerson Review of Journalism "Developing from the Negative" April 03, 2016
http://rrj.ca/developing-from-the-negative/

NOMOREPOTLUCKS "I’ll be Your Mirror: An Interview with Annie Sakkab"
http://nomorepotlucks.org/site/ill-be-your-mirror-an-interview-with-annie-sakkab-shea-chang/

The WEL-Systems Institute "Experiencing Our Beauty Through A Different Lens"
http://www.wel-systems.com/engage/?p=14508

Loyalist College "Loyalist College photojournalism student named Student Photographer of the Year.."
http://www.loyalistcollege.com/news/loyalist-college-photojournalism-student-named-student-photographer-of-the-year-by-news-photographers-association-of-canada/

EXHIBITIONS

2017

MUSE. A scotiabank CONTACT Featured Women Group Exhibition, Toronto


2014
The Missouri Photo Workshop Exhibition, September 2014, Platte City, USA
PhotoSensitive AgingPhoto Group Exhibition, September 2014, Toronto, Canada


2013
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


2012
Projections - Ghosts of Dubai's Boom, The Image Works Gallery, September 2012, Toronto, Canada
Acts of Exposure Group Exhibition, Gallery 1313, Toronto, Canada

2010
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

2008
The Incredible Holga and Wonder Diana Group Exhibition, April 2008, Dubai, UAE


INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS
Tonnay-Boutonne International Art Festival, France, 1997
10th International Mahares Art Festival, Mahares, Tunisia, July 1996
9th International Mahares Art Festival, Mahares, Tunisia, July 1995
1st International Art Festival, National Gallery, Amman, Jordan, June,1993

COLLECTIONS
National Gallery, Amman, Jordan

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