Ariana was based in Cairo for two years and focused on the growing pains that came out of the Arab Spring. She documented the first democratic elections in Egypt, the rise and fall of the Muslim Brotherhood, the coup that brought down Mohamed Morsi, street battles and the persecution of Christians. She went to Aleppo in 2012 through Turkey, with some of the Free Syrian Army rebels and documented the frontline.  Before coming back to the United States she went to Reyhanli, Turkey a town that borders Syria and photographed kids at an Islamic school who escaped the civil war in Syria. Ariana’s work has been published in Time, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Associated Press, Vice, CNN, Miami Herald, BuzzFeed, STAT, Berlingske, Knack, Huck Magazine, Vogue Italia, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, McClatchy, Yahoo News, Good Morning America through Airbnb and other media outlets. Ariana is a graduate of the Design Institute of San Diego with a BFA in interior design. 


November to December 2013- Vogue Italia at Lucca PhotoLux Photo Festival, ‘Looking Out’, online gallery

October 2013-Art of Photography show, San Diego Art Institute, juried selection-’Aleppo’, online gallery and displayed in exhibit


“Une histoire de l’Egypte moderne” written by Anne-Claire de Gayffier-Bonneville

"The Eternal Nazi," written by Nicholas Kulish and Souad Mekhennet


Ariana is available for assignments and can be reached at 619.458.2873 or by email at

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