Born in ‘88

Washington, DC

Based in London

BA - Social Inquiry

The New School, NYC

On-going work has received support from:

The US Department of State Office of Art in Embassies, The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF), ASOS, National Geographic Abu Dhabi, and VSCO


2018 Magnum Foundation Fund Nominee

2017 Shortlist - London National Portrait Gallery Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize

2017 Recipient of International Women’s Media Foundation “Women’s Stories” Grant

2017 Recipient of ASOS "ASOS Supports Talent" Production Grant

2016 Recipient of Arab Fund for Arts and Culture Grant

2016 30 Under 30 Women Photographers - Photo Boîte

2015 Recipient of VSCO Artist Initiative Grant

2014 US Embassies “Art In Embassies” awarded

2013 National Geographic Abu Dhabi “Leading Middle East Photographer” awarded

2011 Selected by Forbes Magazine as “Up and Coming Female Journalist”

Upcoming: Tribeca Film Festival “The 99 Names of God”

2018 Rich Mix, London, Arab Women Artists Now (AWAN), “Face”

2018 Apple Regent Street,  London, “Today At Apple”

2017 The Roxy Cinema, NYC,  Women In Film, “Shedding Skin”

2017 Index.la x Squash 73, Mexico City, "Identidad"

2017  ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, "Projected: Face"

2017 Protein Studios, London, "Feminisms x Arab Muslim Diaspora"

2017 Gulf Photo Plus, Dubai, “Behind the Portrait” 

2017 Photoville, New York City, “Insider/Outsider”

2017 The Hole, New York City, Solo Show, "Shedding Skin"

2017 Jason Vass Gallery, Los Angeles, Solo Show, "Shedding Skin"

2016 Annenberg Space For Photography, Los Angeles, "GirlGaze"

2015 Permanent Collection, US Embassy - Sana'a, Yemen, "Art in Embassies"

2015  Permanent Collection, VSCO - Oakland, CA

2015 Photoville, New York City “I Am Not A Machine” in collaboration with VSCO

2013 Milk Studios ‘Milk Made.’ New York City


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