Dutch Royal Family Presents Prince Claus Award 2015

  December 3, 2015 at 9:00 am by

Yesterday, Wednesday December 2nd, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima along with Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn, Princess Laurentien and Princess Mabel attended the ceremony of the Prince Claus Award at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam.

As Honorary Chair of the Prince Claus Fund, Prince Constantijn presented this year’s award to the Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian.

Newsha Tavakolian was awarded for “for her beautiful and moving account of the complex and ambiguous life in Iran today.” Mrs. Tavakolian, born in Iran in 1981, is one of the first professional female photojournalists in Iran. At the Prince Claus Fund Gallery since November 27 until March 4 there is an exhibition of the photographs made by Newsha Tavakolian in Iran. The exhibition, curated by Vali Mahlouji, is titled “I know why the rebel sings”.

During the ceremony were also awarded ten other winners in recognition of their work in the field of culture and development.

The Prince Claus Awards are presented by the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development since 1997 annually to artists, thinkers and cultural organizations, particularly in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. The Prince Claus Fund was established on 6 September 1996 as a tribute to Prince Claus’s dedication to culture and development.

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