Farah Nosh is an award-winning photographer who has worked in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Syria, Israel, the West Bank, Gaza, and Egypt. Her work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, and National Geographic Traveler. Nosh has been featured on CNN’s Inside the Middle Eastsegment titled, “Someone You Should Know”, which features personalities making an impact in the region. Her Iraq work has been exhibited in galleries in the U.S. and U.K..
In September of 2002, Nosh moved to Iraq for 11 months where she was one of the few Western freelance photographers working in Baghdad under the regime of Saddam Hussein. She has returned to Iraq repeatedly, covering both the civilian side and embedding with American military forces. She remains committed to exposing the human face of the war. In 2005, Nosh began a large-format photography project documenting the remaining fluent speakers of the threatened Haida language in Canada and Alaska. In 2006, she covertly moved around Baghdad for her award winning work on brutally injured Iraqis and intimate daily life. Later that year, Nosh covered the war in Lebanon. She has also worked in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, the West Bank and Gaza, and Egypt. In 2008, Nosh began coverage of the Iraqi refugees crisis in Damascus. Canadian-born Nosh holds a bachelor degree in geography from the University of British Columbia. She is also a 2002 graduate from the Western Academy of Photography, where she won awards for best photojournalist and portfolio. Nosh is a guest lecturer at the Western Academy of Photography and Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Canada. She is also a member of the International Photographer’s Guild