EFIAP/G, VIP 1 & CR2 GPU
My name is Sawsan Taher and I hold a Master degree in General Management, work as IT Specialist in a school and a photographer. I love photography since childhood and began professional photography since 2012. I participated in many local and international exhibitions. My first participation in international competitions was in the December 2014, and I have won numerous awards since I took part in international competitions. I hold the title of Excellence FIAP Gold (EFIAP/G) from the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), and VIP 1, Crown 2 titles from the Global Photographic Union (GPU), and I am a member of the Bahrain photo club since 2014.
Since 2013, I participated in local competitions and my photos were awarded and exhibited.
In 2016 I participated in FIAP Biennial exhibition in Seoul Korea, I also participated in the Second International Exhibition for females Photographers holders of FIAP distinction which was held in Oman. Furthermore, I participated in Adasa Club photography exhibition which was held in Egypt. My distinguished achievement in year 2016 was winning two international photography competition as Best Author for the competition.
I took part at Xposure International Photography Festival in Sharjah in 2017 in the exhibition “Story in Red” and in 2021, I participated with four photos in the exhibition “Stories in our life. In Oman, I participated twice in “Read” International Photography Exhibition. I also participated in “Manama Capital of Arab Women” exhibition, organized by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities with award-winning photographs. Another international participation was to have my work “Drinking water”, Gold Medal awarded photo Exhibited at the Mongolia Exhibition in China.
Incredible India was the theme of my first solo photo exhibition during the formal inauguration of the new Indian Embassy complex in Bahrain which was held on Saturday July 14, 2018.
For the past years, I was a member of the jury panel for some local photography competitions. The first international judging I took part was in July 2021 a photography competition organized by the GPU.
As a photographer I capture moments as I see them and I enjoy many different kind of photography. Lately I have been concentrating on street photography and portraits. I have been traveling around to capture people’s life and meet some hidden tribes in some remote areas like Lower Omo Valley in Ethiopia. I also visited Leh and Turtuk in Ladakh District on Himalayas Mountain located above the altitude of 10,000 feet in India. I went on another interesting trip to South Korea to learn more about the contemporary culture which was developed from the traditional culture of Korea. Another journey to India was to visit Rajasthan land of maharajas and other areas like Varanasi and Agra. Another adventure was a trip to Kyrgyzstan one of the several routes for the Silk Road through the Tianshan and the Pamir-Altai Mountains. Another trip to India was to visit Rangdum an isolated region of the Suru Valley of Ladakh to meet the Tibetan Buddhism people who live there and I also visited Kargil district to meet Muslim communities there.