Malin Fezehai is a Swedish/Eritrean New York-based photographer and filmmaker working and traveling in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and America. Malin’s career began in her native country of Sweden, where she studied photography before moving to New York to enroll at the International Center of Photography. Malin Fezehai’s work focuses mainly on communities of displaced and dislocated persons around the world.
In 2014, Malin Fezehai’s work on African asylum seekers in detention was a LightBox feature for TIME magazine. In 2015, her image depicting a wedding of Eritrean refugees was the first iPhone image to ever receive a World Press Photo Award. In the same year, Malin Fezehai was awarded the Wallis Annenberg Prize and named one of “30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch” by Photo District News.
In “Stories of Survivors,” Malin Fezehai has joined hands with the United Nations Development Programme to portray survivors of violent extremism across the African continent.