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Hayat Al-Sharif was born in Saudi Arabia and raised in Yemen, where she currently lives. In 2015, she completed her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Sana’a University. Her photography has been published in Yemen's most widely-read news outlets, and she has produced projects for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and World Food Program (WFP). Aside from delivering and raising her baby in the midst of a raging war, the greatest obstacle that Al-Sharif faces in her life is the conservative cultural constraints that forbid women to work in Yemen. In recent years, she has dedicated her practice to capturing women’s issues in the war zone that is her everyday reality. (Photo shot near Al Hudaydah City, Yemen, 2014. Photo sponsors: Sam & Pat Stronach.)

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