Curriculum Vitae

AWARDS
2016    AFAC (Arab Fund for Arts & Culture), Magnum Foundation, and Prince Claus Fund grant recipient for ADPP (Arab Documentary Photography Program) (see)
2016    MIFA/Moscow International Foto Awards, Honorable Mention – Family Category (see photos)
2012   The Art of Photography Show, USA (see photo)
2011   IPA/International Photo Awards, Honorable Mention – People : Lifestyle Category (see photos)
2011   IPA/International Photo Awards, Honorable Mention – Special : Other_S Category (see photos)
2008   Double Exposure Magazine, Runner up, Street Photography challenge, USA
2004  Harvest International, winner of book cover design competition, USA
2003   Envisioning the Future, selected for photography group,  project with Judy Chicago, USA

PUBLICATIONS
2017    AFAR magazine, May 17
2017    Ahram Online, May 4, Egypt
2017    Muslim Female Photographers to Know, Refinery29, Mar 27
2016    Better Photography, May Issue, p54 / Online version, India
2015    GIRE, Mexico
2015    Geo International, Germany
2015    Eine Frau. Macht Druck, GEO magazine, Germany
2015    Collective Vision, Huck magazine, UK
2015    Middle East Now, Italy
2015    Wall Street International
2015    LA STAMPA, Italy
2015    Fact p 41, Bahrain / Abu Dhabi / Qatar
2015    Time Out Dubai magazine, UAE
2014    Huck magazine, issue #045, UK
2014    Challenging Visual Stereotypes of the Middle East, Panorama
2014    Looking Everyday at Everything Everywhere, Washington Post
2012    Unveiled: Portraits of Women in Saudi Arabia, Kalimat magazine, Canada
2010    International University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2010    New York Times Lens Blog
2008-9 Cover/feature, California Arabic magazine, USA (4 issues)
2007    Welcome to Ramallah, UK
2007    Fall, Zapp magazine, Denmark
2007    Annual report, The Prem Rawat Foundation, USA
2007    {m}aganda magazine, USA
2007    The Independent Monitor, USA (multiple issues)
2006    Oct, Multi Family Executive magazine, USA
2006    InFocus newspaper, SoCal, USA (2 issues)

EXHIBITIONS
2016    Everyday Projects, Photo Istanbul exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey
2016    PhonArtSaudi, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2015    VIRAL: Photography in the Age of Social Media, UK
2015    Middle East Now, Florence, Juried, Italy
2015    Everyday Middle East, Gulf Photo Plus, Juried, Dubai, UAE
2014    The Everyday Project, Photoville, juried, NY, USA
2012    The Art of Photography Show, juried
2011     Art Auction for Humanity, Jeddah, KSA
2010    Foundry Photojournalism Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey
2009    We of the Mountains: A Survey of Armenian-American Art, Pasadena, CA, USA
2008    Foundry Photojournalism Workshop, D.F., Mexico
2007    {m}aganda #20, Our Activisms, UC Berkeley, juried, Berkeley, CA, USA
2006    Right to Education in Occupied Palestine, Cal State Fullerton, CA, USA
2006    ARVEST 2006 by AGBU, Union Station, juried, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2004    51 Everyone & their Mother, Buckingham, Art Colony, Pomona, CA, USA
2004    2D/3D Student Competition, juried, Kellogg, Cal Poly, Pomona, CA, USA
2004    Envisioning the Future, Rejected Salon, Art Colony, Pomona, CA, USA
2003    Destruction/Reconstruction, 51 Buckingham, Art Colony, Pomona, CA, USA
2003    2D/3D Student Competition, juried, Kellogg Gallery, Cal Poly, Pomona, CA, USA

MEDIA/INTERVIEWS/PRESS
2016     Vogue Arabia, aug 7
2016     Better Photography India, India
2015     Collective Vision, Huck magazine, UK
2015     @EverydayEasternEurope
2015     CairoScene, about @EverydayMiddleEast
2012     Arab News, Saudi Arabia
2012     That Jeddah Podcast, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2011     Arab News,  Saudi Arabia
2009     Al-Hayat, Jordan
2007     Hayatna Magazine, Saudi Arabia

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2010-2014    Photo lecturer, International University of Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
2009    Project Souarna Photo Workshop, Wehdat Refugee Camp, Amman, Jordan

WORKSHOPS ATTENDED
2010     Foundry Photojournalism Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey
2008     Foundry Photojournalism Workshop, Mexico City, Mexico

EDUCATION
2004    Bachelor of Art, Graphic Design, California Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA
1998    Al-Zahraa High school, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

LANGUAGES Arabic, English,  Armenian