Amira Al-Sharif

Amira Al-Sharif is an independent Yemeni photojournalist with over 17 years of experience documenting the beauty and suffering of her beloved country. Her work has been published in Yemeni newspapers as well as internationally with National Geographic, the Washington Post, and the Guardian. She has received multiple prizes, fellowships, and nominations including from the World Press Photo Foundation, Women Photograph, Prince Claus Fund, Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, Samir Kassir Foundation, International Cities of Refuge Network, and Free Press Unlimited’s “Most Resilient Journalist Award.” She is an artist-in-residence at Cité internationale des arts in Paris. At present, she is co-writing the forthcoming photo-driven nonfiction book His Weapons Are Unwise: The War in Yemen From the Perspective of Yemeni Women.

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