I was born in Sana’a Yemen


My father passed away

I wrote my first poem

I wrote my first short story

I took pictures using a broken camera. I never got to see the photos. The camera had no film!


I moved to Canada and joined United World Colleges (UWC)

I abandoned writing


I obtained the International Baccalaureate Diploma

I moved to the US


BA of Arts in Government and International Relations

I returned Yemen

Photo ExhibitionEuropean Union Embassy, Sana'a, Yemen (2013) Photography

Photo Exhibition :Street Life: in the moment, Roaffa Gallery, Sana’a, Yemen (2013)


During the war I documented the everyday lives of Yemenis on Twitter and Facebook under the handle; “Everyday Yemen”. 

I  collaborated with various international organizations, like Care, Oxfam and the British Council, UN women to tell the stories of women, children and internally displaced people. 

Photo Exhibition: Women in Yemen, European Union, Brussels, France (

Photo Exhibition: She, British Council, Sana’a, Yemen


I moved to London, pursuing an M.A. in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at the School of Media, Art and Design at the University of Westminster in London.

Photo Exhibition: Women like US, Beyond Borders Scotland, Edinburgh UK


Photo Exhibition: Women and War, United Nations Office, Geneva, Switzerland

Photo Exhibition: Unseen Beauty – Yemen: Art in Times of Destruction, The Hague Netherlands 

Email: thana.faroq@gmail.com


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