Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi
Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi is a photographer whose work focuses on political and cultural issues around the world. She is based in New York City, but often works in areas experiencing social unrest or humanitarian emergencies, particularly in East Africa. Her photography has been published by media outlets such as Le Monde, Al Jazeera America and Marie Claire, and international NGOs including Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières). In 2014, she received the LensCulture Top 50 Emerging Photographers Award. In 2015, she received the ICRC Humanitarian Visa d'Or Award.
Before focusing her professional efforts entirely on photography, she held program management field positions with various international humanitarian aid organizations, such as Oxfam GB, International Rescue Committee and Save the Children. She also worked briefly as a researcher with human rights organizations, including the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), and the Mexico-based Center for Capacity-building in Ecology and Health for Campesinos and Defending to the Right to Health (CCESC/DDS).
She holds two BA degrees -- one in Economics and a second in Neuroscience -- from The Johns Hopkins University, and has completed all but her thesis for a MA in International Development from American University. She speaks English, French, Spanish and Romanian.