Samar Hazboun is a Palestinian photographer who holds a masters degree in Photojournalism from the University of Westminster, a BA in International Relations, and a degree in Photo and Video Therapy. In 2019, she was a mentor for the Canon education program in Italy. In 2018 she was chosen for the JS Masterclass for the World Press Photo. She worked as a Middle East Photo Editor for AFP for over 4 years before embarking on a freelance career working for organisations such as UNWOMEN, UNFPA, OXFAM…alongside teaching BA students at the Dar Al-Kalima University College. She’s been published by the New York Times, Al-Jazeera, The Washington Post, The Intercept, El Pais…among others.
Samar won the Self-Portrait category in the 11th Pollux award. She was awarded grants by the Magnum Foundation, AFAC, and the Prince Claus Fund. She was also awarded Khalil Al-Sakakini award for her project Hush – Gender based violence in Palestine.