FIAP Photo Academy Online Events

presentation from the Afghan Photo-Journalist Farzana Wahidy

The FIAP Photo Academy Online Events is very pleased to announce that as part of our celebrations of Female FIAP Photographers  we will have a presentation from the Afghan Photo-Journalist Farzana Wahidy

Farzana Wahidy is an award-winning Afghan documentary photographer – best known for her photographs of women and girls in Afghanistan. She has been documenting the life of Afghan women for nearly two- decade. Wahidy, was the first female photographer in Afghanistan to work with international media agencies.

Wahidy was born in Kandahar in 1984 and moved to Kabul at the age of six. She attended school during the Afghan civil war, and continued her education in an underground school during the Taliban regime. After their defeat, Wahidy completed high school, then enrolled in a two-year program with AINA Photojournalism Institute.

In 2004, she began working as a photographer for Agence-France Presse and later joined the Associated Press. Wahidy’s work has been published widely in international magazines and newspapers and she has done assignments for numerous NGOs.

In 2014, she created a project to train Afghan photographers, to review copyright law, and to research the history of photography in Afghanistan. In 2016 she established the Afghanistan Photographers Association.

The Celebration will be a Zoom meeting with Farzana Wahidy. It will also include a presentation of images from FIAP Female Photographers and the launch of a special celebratory video of images. It will take place on 7th March 2021, 14:00 PM – London Time. Please check your local time to determine the time difference.

Places for this presentation are limited – you must register your wish to attend by filling the form at this link:

Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to attend by registering at the link.

Paul Stanley

FIAP Photo Academy Online Events

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