San Diego, CA, United States
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, Associated Press, Vice, CNN, Miami Herald, BuzzFeed, STAT, Berlingske, Knack, Huck Magazine, Vogue Italia, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, McClatchy, 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.
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Tom Homan, deputy director of U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) (center), greets U.S. Border Patrol agents following a press conference in San Diego on May 7. President Trump renewed a threat to close down the federal government when its current funding runs out in September unless immigration reforms and funding for a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico are forthcoming. On assignment for Bloomberg.
The Central American Caravan
Migrants from Central American who are part of a controversial caravan have traveled for weeks that started on the border with Guatemala and Mexico making it’s way to the U.S. - Mexico Border in hopes of seeking asylum. This particular caravan has captured the attention of the Trump Administration. The caravan stopped for two hours at Hotel Del Migrante shelter in Mexicali, MX, on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 on its way to Tijuana. On assignment for BuzzFeed.
Jason Mason was sued over $11,000 in student loans, but the case was dismissed. “It was a scary time,” he said of being taken to court. On assignment for The New York Times.