Thana Faroq is a Yemeni photographer based in the Netherlands. She works with photography, texts, sound, and the physicality of the image itself as a way to respond to the changes that have been shaping and defining her life and sense of belonging both in Yemen and the Netherlands.
Her work mirrors her life and provides a visual echo of her voice as she gracefully negotiates themes of migration, post-memory and intergenerational trauma. Thana has a unique approach to working with her subjects in that she regularly returns to them to continue sharing their journey. Many of these migrants, stateless individuals were with Thana during her transitional period.
Amongst her honors, Thana was a recipient of the 2018 inaugural Open Society Foundation Fellowship Grant and the 2019 Arab Documentary Fund supported by the Prince Claus Fund and Magnum Foundation. Zenith magazine reporting grant in 2019 and in 2020 Thana was selected by the British journal of photography among the Ones to Watch.