Walaa Alshaer

Walaa Alshaer is a freelance documentary photographer based in the United Arab Emirates. Since 2013, she has worked on several long-term multimedia projects with NGOs in Africa and Asia, as well as on a series of self-directed photo essays, from Uganda and Vietnam’s orphanages to Bangladesh’s refugee camps to India’s perilous coalfields. What unites her work is a common interest in portraying the life stories and interior lives of the people she meets, capturing the emotional and psychological aspects of larger social, cultural, and environmental issues. Her website is www.walaaalshaer.com.