Saudi Arabia

Tasneem Al-Sultan was born in the US and educated in England, returning to Saudi Arabia for her undergraduate studies. Her masters focused on the ethnographic study of Saudi women abroad. After several years of teaching in universities between Saudi Arabia and the United States, she ventured into photography. As a wedding photographer, Tasneem documented the traditions and cultures celebrated in these ceremonies. After shooting weddings for five years, she now works on topics focusing on human rights, specific to gender and social issues in Saudi. In 2016, Tasneem was selected by the British Journal Photography as one of 16 photographers in their annual “Ones-to-Watch” list. She is also a member of Rawiya, the first all-female photography collective from the Middle East.