Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi is an emerging photographer based in Brooklyn, but she often works in areas experiencing social unrest or humanitarian emergencies. Her photography has been published by various media outlets, including the New York Times, The Sunday Times Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, Al Jazeera America and National Geographic Traveler. She’s also been published in international NGOs like Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières, Human Rights Watch and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). In 2014, she was named one of Lens Culture's Top 50 Emerging Talents. In 2015, she received the ICRC Humanitarian Visa d'Or Award for her coverage of the Minova Rape Trial, eastern Congo's most significant mass rape trial to date.
Diana's interests reflect her multicultural background and upbringing: born in rural Romania to a Romanian mother and Iraqi father, Diana witnessed her family experience political circumstances that landed them as refugees in the former Yugoslavia, after which they were resettled to Canada. These early experiences led her to pursue careers in humanitarian aid and in human rights. Before becoming a professional photographer, she managed programs for international aid organizations working in areas affected by conflict or natural disasters. Diana holds two Bachelor’s degrees – one in Economics and one in Neuroscience – from Johns Hopkins University. She has completed all but her thesis for a Master’s degree in International Development from American University. She speaks English, Romanian, Spanish and French.