"A woman living in an IDP camp, one of many who have been displaced due to the civil war in Sri Lanka."
"An image of the rapper and record producer Soulja Boy during a photo shoot in Brooklyn, New York." Greenpoint Pictures
"One of the students at Life Pieces To Masterpieces, an afterschool program for African American males living in Washington DC." Global Fund for Children, client.
"Schoolgirls looking out to sea at the Galle Fort in Sri Lanka."
"Man sleeping on the beach in Salvador, Brazil."
"View overlooking Comércio, Salvador, Brazil."
"The last time I saw my grandmother's sister Vera in Sweden before she passed away. She pulled down her shirt as we drove away." Personal.
"Press photo of the rapper and musician Mapei." Downtown Records, client.
Duration: I took a photography class in high school when I was about sixteen and I never stopped. Though I've been working professionally for six years.
Staff: I work either by myself or with a writer when on assignment.
Education: International Center of Photography.
Cultural Influences: I have several different cultural influences being the child of a Swedish mother, an Eritrean father and an Arab stepfather. My mixed background has pushed me to want to travel and understand different cultures and ways of thinking. I am also influenced by photographers like Joseph Koudelka, singers like Nina Simone and filmmakers like Werner Herzog.
Environment: I am happiest when I am out in the field walking, talking to people and taking pictures.
Philosophy: "The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for the rest of your life. And the most important thing is, it must be something you cannot possibly do." —Henry Moore