Amira Karaoud is a visual Journalist, audio reporter and anthropologist whose work is based between the US and North Africa. Karaoud is passionate about telling stories of tight-knit communities who thrive on finding their own authenticities and creating connections around their subculture. 

     Karaoud covers human interest stories on displacement, gender and  identity as well as climate change issues in the US and Tunisia. Her work appeared in Reuters, Reuters TV, New York Times, Bloomberg, Washington Post, PBS, KET, CBS News, LEO Louisville, Aljazeera America…

        Her audio work started with Radio Lab Documentary "The Other Latif." She's currently producing her own podcast on women's stories of immigration "From MotherLand to HomeLand" in collaboration with WFPL (NPR radio) incubator. 

       Karaoud is born and raised in Tunisia. She moved to New York in 2002 to pursue her MBA in Financial Management and started her career in Wall street as a financial analyst. In 2011, during the Arab Spring, hobbyist of photography then, Karaoud hit the streets of Tunisia covering protests and the Libyan refugee crisis in the south of the county. In 2013 Karaoud left her career in finance and traveled around the world documenting stories on women’s roles in their communities, focusing particularly on tribal communities in Oceania and Asia, including tribes from Isle of Pines in New Caledonia, Louisiade Achipelago islands in Papua New Guinea, where she sailed for two months to live with tribes, and the Hmong in Sapa, in Northern Vietnam.

       Karaoud is a member of Women Photograph and Diversify Photo and a fellowship of ICFJ Global nutrition and food security reporting for her 2 reportages in the US on food security and in Tunisia and Nigeria on how climate change impacts crop yields and malnutrition. 

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