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Yumna Al-Arashi is a photographer, filmmaker, and writer based in London. She was born in Washington, DC in 1988. She studied Social Inquiry at The New School in NYC.
She makes all kinds of work to be exhibited, screened, sold, and published worldwide. Her on-going documentary work primarily focuses on the female experience within Muslim culture and in the Middle East. Her commercial photography also reflects these themes and is often imbued with symbolic imagery alluding to her roots.
Her work has been featured in many major publications such as Vogue, New York Times, Artsy, Dazed & Confused, i_D, Vice, HuffingtonPost, The Cut, The National Abu Dhabi, and many more.
Her work has been supported by Tribeca Film Festival, The National Portrait Gallery, The US Department of State Office of Art in Embassies, The Magnum Foundation, Photoville NYC, The International Center for Photography, National Geographic, The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), and International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF).
Her past clients include Apple, Barneys New York, NOWNESS, National Geographic, ASOS, Topic, Warner-Bros, T-Mobile, and many more.
She is represented by IMG LENS.
EDITORIAL CR Fashion Book, Dazed Magazine, i-D Magazine, Huffington Post, New York Times, Vogue
ADVERTISING Barneys New York, NOWNESS, National Geographic, ASOS, Topic, Warner-Bros