ABOUT THE ARTIST

image I am Samia, My passion for photography started at a very young age as I was lucky to grow up in a diplomatic family. My Dad's job took us to many exotic places around the world and my camera was always there to document these special moments.

It was not until I saw the Black and Whites images of Yosemite National Park by Ansel Adams that I was inspired to change my career and get a degree in photography.

EXHIBITS

"US State Department Art for Embassies" at H. E. American Ambassador Francis Ricciardone residence, Cairo, Egypt .
"Artomatic" , Capital Children's Museum, Washington DC.
"Francophonie Festival" group show , Embassy of France, Washington, DC.
"Honoring & Celebrating Egyptian Artist" group show Egyptian Embassy, Washignton, DC.
"¬ĚThe Mummy Returns" group show Cinemark Egyptian 24, Baltimore, MD.
"Egypt: A Celebration of Diversity" Solo exhibit Embassy of Egypt, Washington, D.C.
"Magic of Nature" Solo exhibit, Cultural Office of the Egyptian Embassy, Washington D.C.
"Art League" Old Town Alexandria, VA .
"Collected Visions" Tyler Gallery, Alexandria, VA

AWARDS

March 2014, SOS Sailing Club 2nd place for "People" category.
March 2012, SOS Sailing Club 2nd place for "Sailing" category.
January 2005, SOS Sailing Club 1st place for "Sailing" category, and 2nd place in "Wildlife/Pets" category.
January 2004, SOS Sailing Club 1st place in the "Nautical" category.
December 1997, Arab Network of America (ANA) in Washington, D.C Second prize.
November 1998, Baltimore-Luxor Alexandria sister city Recognition for "All Eyes on Egypt" photo exhibit.




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