I'm The Boss

Nancy Habbas

Nancy Habbas

Nancy Habbas

Nancy Habbas

Born in Los Angeles, California. Nancy Habbas is a Palestinian American who finds beauty in things that she never noticed before she picked up a camera 12 years ago. She has lived in the US, Jerusalem, Kuwait, France, and for the past 7 years in Turkey. The changing landscapes have influenced and inspired her to see the world though a different lens. Take A Seat is her first long-term project. Stock Photographer for Getty Live and EyeEm. Participated and participating in photography workshops and served as a Board Member for a number of Non-Profit Organizations such as Child Abuse Prevention Council, Fantasy Theatre for Children, Early Academic Outreach Program, and Tisdale for Children, and Brave Hearts. Served on the Board of Trustees for the University of UC Davis Designed and implemented educational programs and tutoring for orphanages in Kuwait and Jerusalem. Certified paralegal.

Photography is more than simply snapping a photo. It is about capturing the lives of the people in the photo. The Anatolian women in this series have a unique story to tell. From Bursa to Iznik and Zekeriyaköy to Rumeli Feneri, each woman shared their lives as they posed shyly for the camera. They spoke about their daily lives and the accomplishments they have achieved. Hediye experiments with grafting of seedlings to grow a stronger disease resistant plant and has had great success to date. She is ambitious and it is her dream to one day to sell her seedlings internationally. since she was a little girl, Ayla spends her time making and repairing fishing nets. She embraces the only life she has ever known. Every woman photographed had a common goal and that was to give their children a better education, a better life, and altogether a better future.

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