Yumna Al-Arashi (1988) born and raised in Washington, DC. 

Bachelors Degree in International Politics with a focus on the Middle East from The New School.

On-going documentary work has received support from: 

The US Department of State Office of Art in Embassies, International Women's Media Foundation, National Geographic Abu Dhabi, The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, and VSCO.



2017 Recipient of International Women’s Media Foundation “Women’s Stories” Grant

2016 Recipient of Arab Fund for Arts and Culture Grant 

2016 30 Under 30 Women Photographers - Photo Boîte 

2015 Recipient of VSCO Artist Initiative Grant 

2014 US Embassies “Art In Embassies” awarded 

2013 National Geographic Abu Dhabi “Leading Middle East Photographer” awarded

2011 Selected by Forbes Magazine as “Up and Coming Female Journalist” 



2016 Annenberg Space For Photography, Los Angeles, "GirlGaze"

2016 Junior High, Los Angeles “Her Room”

2015 Permanent Collection, US Embassy - Sana'a, Yemen, "Art in Embassies"

2015 Protein Studios, London “Signed for Syria”

2015 - Permanent Collection, VSCO - Oakland, CA

2015 Hands Down Creative x Think Tank LA, Los Angeles “Eye for an Eye”

2015 Photoville, New York City “I Am Not A Machine” in collaboration with VSCO

2015 Los Angeles, LA.MAKES Studio

2014 Los Angeles Art Book Fair. Los Angeles, CA. 

2013 Milk Studios ‘Milk Made.’ New York City

2013 Gulf Photo Plus Slidefest IX. Dubai, UAE