Based in London.

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, New York City.

On-going work has received support from: 

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



2017 Shortlist - London National Portrait Gallery Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize

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

2017 Recipient of ASOS "ASOS Supports Talent" Production 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” 



2017, x Squash 73, Mexico City, "Identidad"

2017, New York City, ICP - International Center of Photography, "Projected: Face"

2017 Protein Studios, London, "Feminisms x Arab Muslim Diaspora"

2017 The Hole, New York City, Solo Show, "Shedding Skin"

2017 Jason Vass Gallery, Los Angeles, Solo Show, "Shedding Skin"

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