Monique Jaques is a photojournalist based in Istanbul. She has spent the past five years focused on documenting issues in the Middle East as well as Afghanistan and India. After graduating from New York University's Photography and Imaging program she traveled extensively through the region and landed in Turkey. Recently she was selected as one of the recipients of the PROOF Award for the Emerging Photojournalist and featured in the Bursa Photography Festival. In 2010 she was featured in the Ian Parry Scholarship show and received an Honorable Mention for the 2008 New York Photo Awards. Her work has been published by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Telegraph,The Christian Science Monitor, GEO, The Guardian, and CNN, among others.