Middle Eastern Midwesterner based on the East Coast. Available for adventures near and far.
As an independent journalist, I work with stills, audio, video, writing and editing. I also teach photography to a group of preteens at an after-school program through the Bronx Documentary Center as well as graduate students at New York University. Prior to living in New York City, I was a coordinator at Pictures of the Year International for two years.
I'm interested in exploring the complexities of personal identity, the concept of "Home," the ever-shifting social and political makeup of the Middle East, gender-based issues, mental illness and the aftermath of trauma.
My work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters, Lifetime, Refinery29, ESPN's The Undefeated, The Guardian, Quartz, The Denver Post, the Phoenix New Times and a variety of Midwestern publications, with video editing for TIME.com, VSCO and others. I received a masters degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri in 2015.PDN's 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch (2018)
IWMF Adelante Reporting Fellowship (Colombia, 2017)
Eddie Adams Workshop XXIX (2016)
The New York Times Portfolio Review (2015)
Solo exhibit at the University of Delaware ("Intersecting Parallels: Women in Haifa", 2015)
Screening of short documentary film at Open Show in New York City ("Until Her," 2014)
Thanks to Julia Sumpter for the photo (featuring my dog Professor).