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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. 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 relationship between individual and group identity, the concept of "Home," the ever-shifting social and political makeup of the Middle East, gender-based issues, mental illness and the unseen aftermath of trauma.
My work has appeared in the International New York Times, NYT Lens Blog, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters, the Denver Post, the Phoenix New Times and a variety of Midwestern publications, with video editing for TIME.com and VSCO.
I've been invited to share my project "Intersecting Parallels: Women in Haifa" as a guest speaker with a solo exhibit at the University of Delaware, screened my short documentary film "Until Her" at Open Show in New York City, attended the New York Times Portfolio Review (2015) and am an alumna of the Eddie Adams Workshop (XXIX). I received a masters degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri in 2015.
Thanks to Julia Sumpter for the photo (featuring my dog Professor).