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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, 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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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.
A man on a donkey passing through a white stone wall of a cemetery. Sneferu's first smooth sided Red Pyramid lies in the distance. Due to the lack of security at the archeological sites that are being effected, some locals say they fear the new cemetery is being built so that it's easier to steal antiquities.