San Diego, CA, United States
Ariana is a Photojournalist and Portrait Photographer with a focus on social and political issues based in San Diego, California. During the last seven years, Ariana has covered the Arab Spring, the rise and fall of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, and the frontlines of Syria’s Civil War.
She recently completed a series focusing on migrants and their issues at the U.S. – Mexican border, including migrants who have traveled through Central America and Mexico in hopes of seeking asylum in the United States.
Ariana is a graduate of the Design Institute of San Diego with a BFA in Interior Design. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, Agence France-Presse, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, NZZ, Vox, Bloomberg, Vice Magazine, San Diego Magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education, BuzzFeed News, KQED, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and others. She is HEFAT certified.
- Breaking news
Every year people gather in Tultepec, Mexico for a week long celebration of San Juan de Dios a patron saint of fireworks. The festival consists of the Castles of Fire and the Burning of the Bulls. The bulls are made out of papier-mâché with fireworks shooting out of it going in different directions.
With growing frustration at the length of the asylum process, a dozen migrants decide to jump the border fence that divides the United States and Mexico on December 2, 2018 at Las Playas de Tijuana, Mexico. On assignment for UPI.
A car speeds by the US border fence covered in concertina wire separating the US and Mexico, at the outskirts of Nogales, Arizona, on February 9, 2019. (AFP Photo/Ariana Drehsler)