Ghada Khunji

b. 1967, Manama, Bahrain; lives and works in Bahrain 

Ghada Khunji is a photographer based in Manama, Bahrain. She was born in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, in 1967, where she currently lives and resides. She graduated from the Parsons School of Design and the International Center of Photography's Documentary Program in New York. 

Her career as a freelance photographer in the fashion industry in New York City began in the early nineties. For the following eight years, she worked as a printer and print manager for a high-profile clientele, such as Annie Leibovitz and Steven Meisel. Her photography is known for depicting landscapes and people from all over the world and for capturing the inherent dignity of the human element. Hw

She has received numerous awards, such as the Lucie Discovery of the Year and American Photo Magazine’s Image of the Year Award. Her artworks have been exhibited widely in the US and Europe, as well as in the Middle East. In 2018, she exhibited at Sotheby’s in London as part of a group show and participated in the show I AM under the patronage of Queen Rania, which debuted in Jordan, London, and the US. Her work has been presented at an exhibition hosted by the Kingdom of Bahrain at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Last year, She also represented the Kingdom of Bahrain at the Al Burda Festival at the Dubai World Expo.