Laura Boushnak is a Kuwaiti-born Palestinian photographer whose work focuses on women, literacy and education reform in the Arab world.
Boushnak's documentary project I Read I Write explores the barriers women face accessing education and the role of literacy in improving the lives of women in Egypt, Yemen, Kuwait, Jordan, Gaza, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. For the project, Boushnak encouraged women to write their thoughts on prints of their portraits, engaging them directly in the artistic process.
Boushnak’s images have been widely published, and her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world.
She is a co-founder of Rawiya, a collective that brings together the work and experience of female photographers from the Middle East.