Nariman El Mofty

@narimanelmofty @NMofty

After years photo editing and photographing for the Associated Press (AP) Middle East photo desk, Nariman El Mofty is now working as a freelance photojournalist.

In 2019, El Mofty received the Overseas Press Club’s Olivier Rebbot Award for her Yemen photo reportage, ‘Yemen on the Edge’. That same year, she received a citation of excellence within the OPC’s Hal Boyle Award – together with Maggie Michael and Maad al-Zikry from the AP – recognizing, ‘Yemen’s Dirty Way.’ In 2020, El Mofty received OPC’s Hal Boyle Award for ‘Outsourcing Migrants’ as a member of the AP reporting team recognized for the best newspaper, news service or digital reporting from abroad.

In addition, El Mofty was awarded two Robert Capa citations: the first, in 2019, for ‘Disembarking in Hell,’ which chronicled the perilous journey of Ethiopian migrants, and the second, in 2020, for reporting on Tigray refugees at the Sudanese-Ethiopian border. The latter work was also exhibited in the International Festival of Photojournalism 2021, ‘Visa pour l'image,’ in Perpignan.

Most recently El-Mofty was a member of the AP team covering Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for its visual coverage of the horrors of the Russia-Ukraine war since the start of the war in February 2022.

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