Ariana is a Photojournalist and Portrait Photographer with a focus on social and political issues based in San Diego, California. During the last 6 years, Ariana has covered the Arab Spring,  Egypt’s rise and fall of the Muslim Brotherhood, the coup that brought down Mohamed Morsi and covered the frontline in Aleppo with the help of the Free Syrian Army. 

Ariana recently completed a series focusing on migrants and their issues at the U.S. – Mexican border, including migrants who have traveled through Central America and Mexico in hopes of seeking asylum in the United States. 

Ariana is a graduate of the Design Institute of San Diego with a BFA in Interior Design. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, Agence France-Presse, Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Time, Vice, Cosmopolitan, CNN, The Chronicle of Higher Education, BuzzFeed, McClatchy, STAT, KQED, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Berlingske and others.


Ariana is available for assignments in the U.S. and internationally and can be reached at 619.458.2873 or by email at


“Une histoire de l’Egypte moderne” written by Anne-Claire de Gayffier-Bonneville

"The Eternal Nazi," written by Nicholas Kulish and Souad Mekhennet