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Boushra Yahya Almutawakel

Major Positions

Founding Member of Al-Halaqa in Sana'a.
Internationally Renowned Photographer.

Major Accomplishments

Boushra Yahya Almutawakel obtained her BSBA in International Business at the American University in Washington, DC. During her time as a student, she became interested in photography and worked as a photojournalist. On her return to Yemen after completing her degree, she worked mainly as an educational adviser, but continued developing her photographic work, doing freelance photography, and participating in many group exhibitions.

In 1996, she was a founding member of Al-Halaqa in Sana'a; an artists' group which created a space for discourse and exhibitions and forged links with international artists. In 1998, Boushra became a full time photographer, and some of her clients have included the United Nations, CARE International, the Social Organisation for Family Development, the National institute for Health Education, Yemen Today, and numerous national and cultural embassies. In 1999, she was honored by the Empirical Research and Women's Studies Centre at Sana'a University, becoming recognized as the first Yemeni Woman Photographer.

Last modified: 01/09/2019

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