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On 2 December 2015, HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands presented the Principal Prince Claus Award to:
Newsha Tavakolian (1981, Iran), photojournalist and artist
The Prince Claus Fund honoured 10 additional artists and cultural role models for their pioneering work in culture and development.
All 2015 Laureates received their Award at a ceremony held in the presence of members of the Dutch Royal Family at the Royal Palace Amsterdam.
Latif Al-Ani (1932, Iraq), photographer
Amakhosi (1980, Zimbabwe), theatre and cultural organisation
Jelili Atiku (1968, Nigeria), performance artist
Jean-Pierre Bekolo (1966, Cameroon) filmmaker
Etcetera (1997, Argentina/Chile), public-art collective
Perhat Khaliq (1982, China), musician and singer-songwriter
Fatos Lubonja (1951, Albania), writer, editor & public intellectual
Ossama Mohammed (1954, Syria), filmmaker
Oksana Shatalova (1972, Kazakhstan), visual artist, critic and curator
Y’en a Marre (2011, Senegal), collective of hip-hop musicians and journalists
The Prince Claus Fund honoured Newsha Tavakolian and 10 more artists for their pioneering work in culture and development. Award Ceremony at the Royal Palace Amsterdam, 2 Dec. 2015.