Tariq Tarey is a Visual Ethnographer from Mogadishu, Somalia who graduated from the University of Damascus. Tariq is currently the Director of Refugee Social Services at Jewish Family Services in Columbus, Ohio. He serves on Ohio’s New African Immigrants Commission and the Franklin County Board of Commissioner’s New American Advisory Council. Tariq is also a documentary photographer, skilled in both still photography and filmmaking.
Tariq directed “Women, War and Resettlement: Nasro’s Journey,” which was aired on WOSU Public Television in 2012. His film, “The Darien Gap,” was shown in the 2nd United States Conference on African Immigrant and Refugee Health. Among his honors are the South Side Settlement House’s Arts Freedom Award in 2006 and the Ohio Art Council’s Individual Artist Award in 2008 and in that same year Tariq won the Greater Columbus Art Council’s Individual Artist Award.