Farah Nosh is an award-winning photographer whose work has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Dubai, Budapest, Haida Gwaii and Vancouver. Her work on Iraqi daily life published in TIME won the Overseas Press Club Award for Feature Photography. Her Wounded Iraq work was published as a full page in The New York Times. Farah’s long-term large format photography project documenting the fluent speakers of the Haida language culminated in July 2011 with an exhibition and book at the Haida Gwaii Museum and Bill Reid Gallery. The work has led to her project Global Languages at Risk, which features fluent speakers of the world’s most highly threatened languages.
Known for its quiet intimacy, Nosh’s work comes back to the root of what empowers her visual narratives – empathy. She aspires to reveal a shared humanity and stir compassion. Nosh will share the successes and risks of an empathy-based practice, addressing the obstacles to compassion that she sees growing today.