Eman Mohammed is an award-winning photojournalist and Senior TED fellow currently based in Washington, DC.

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Eman's passion for photography is grounded in her Palestinian heritage. She began her photojournalism career at 19 in the Gaza Strip, Palestine. For the first decade of her work, she focused on documenting the war in Gaza. Yet, she found refuge in focusing on long-term photo essays that tackle human rights issues and challenge stereotypical narratives.

Throughout the years, she juggled her interest in lifestyle photoshoots, documenting social events, and diving into the portraiture world. Eman's body of work has since transitioned into a series of in-depth projects focused on women in culturally sensitive communities and investigative stories about race relations from an outsider's perspective in the United States.

Her photographs have been published by The Guardian, CNN, Le Monde, VICE, The Washington Post, Geo International, Mother Jones, NPR, Marie Claire, and The Atlantic.

Several international organizations have also recognized her work, which was acquired by the British Museum in London and The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida.

Eman has been a TED fellow since 2014 and was selected as a Senior TED Fellow in 2019.

Her photographic memoir "The Cracks In My Lens" Was released as a limited edition in 2022 in Vancouver.

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Eman Mohammed | Visual Journalist

Eman Mohammed is a visual artist and journalist, born in Saudi Arabia and educated in Gaza City, Palestine. Her bylines include Mother Jones, The Guardian, Le Monde, The Atlantic, NPR, and others.
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