My work aims to challenge and expand the ways that geopolitical events are presented and documented. My background as an abstract painter informs my practice, resulting in multidimensional projects that use images, found objects, interviews and video. The immersive experiences I seek to provide for my audience intends to generate a more honest understanding of “the other” while also questioning the contemporary conundrum of image saturation.

I began photographing in 2015 after relocating to Turkey where I became intent on intervening within the images that have formed the dialogue around the Middle East. I moved to Iraq in 2017 and have since been documenting the environment surrounding conflict.

In 2018 I participated in Joop Swart Masterclass and Eddie Adams and worked with National Geographic, Wall St Journal, Washington Post, and Le Monde among others. With support of the British Embassy, I had a solo exhibition, “Roads to Mosul” at the Oxo Tower to raise funds for reconstruction of Mosul.  



Guest Lecturer at Harvard University, 2019 & 2020

Guest Lecturer at Dana Hall School, 2020


Member of Women Photograph, Current 

1 of 20 Photographers to Watch,  Artsy, 2019
Participated in Joop Swart Masterclass, 2019 
1 of 35 Photographers to Watch, LensCulture, 2018 
Participant of Eddie Adams XXX, 2018
Awarded the Edwing Ewing Scholarship, 2015
Recipient of Discovery Scholar Award Recipient, 2015 
Recipient of Roski Outstanding BFA Graduate Award, 2014
Selected for The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2014


Road to Mosul- Oxo Tower; London & Baghdad, 2018         
Textured to Only Us- Old Bank District; Los Angeles, USA, 2015
Tomorrow It Will Rain- The Chapel Gallery; Los Angeles, USA, 2014
Gravel Roads to Rimrock- Helen Lindhurst Gallery; Los Angeles, USA, 2014

I-ΣMIGRAZIONI- Palazzo Ducale, Photo Lux Festival; Napoli, Italy, 2017
Where I Lay My Head- Hillvale Gallerym Melbourne; Australia, 2017
Not Seeing Anything- Alt Gallery; Istanbul, Turkey, 2016
the ways we stand by- Protocinema 5533; Istanbul, Turkey, 2015
Pathos Riot- Night Gallery; Los Angeles, USA, 2014
Tiger- Grice Bench Gallery; Los Angeles, USA, 2013

Leave and Let Us Go; GOST Books, 2021
No Need For Tears, I’m Fine; Self-Published,  2015 

Publications and Clients
National Geographic, HyperAllergic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Sunday Times, Le Monde, The Atlantic, Visa Paper, Lensculture, PDN, Open Society Foundations, The Telegraph, Newsweek, de Volkskrant, The Daily Beast


It is not sufficient to have beautiful thoughts while the barbarians rage on.

Most prints for sale.
Email for inquiry. 

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