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Award-winning photojournalist lectures at AUS
Farah Nosh, an award-winning photojournalist, delivered a talk at American University of Sharjah (AUS) in the university's Main Building recently. Nosh's talk covered her stories and images from the field and what it took to get started in photojournalism.
"The number one rule of success in journalism is passion. When you feel compelled to tell a story, you just have to pursue it. With that passion comes discipline," said Nosh.
Farah Nosh became a professional photographer in 2002 after graduating from the Western Academy of Photography, where she won awards for best portfolio and best photojournalist. She has since built up a portfolio of work from Iraq after moving there for a year in September of 2002. Being one of the few Western freelance photographers based in Baghdad under the regime of Saddam Hussein, Nosh quickly had the opportunity to be published in several British and North American publications. Her photographs have appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, the Sunday Express, the Times of London and the New York Times, among others. Nosh currently works for Getty Images.
In 2006, Nosh spent six weeks in Baghdad photographing Iraqis who had lost limbs in the violence. "One thing that has always surprised me, over the last 10 years of my career, is that people really want their stories to be told," she said.
The lecture was sponsored by the Department of Mass Communications and the Center for Arab Humanities and Sciences.