Sumaya Agha is an International Rescue Committee photo editor and a photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. Sumaya has spent over four years documenting the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan and Europe. She is of Syrian descent with many aunts, uncles and cousins still living in Damascus.
Her work has appeared in Huffington Post, BBC Focus on Africa, Forbes Africa, NPR.org, New York Times, and she was a still photographer for the Academy Award winning film “The Fog of War.” She speaks Arabic conversationally and has lived in Syria, Liberia, and Jordan.
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