BIO & CV
Jehad Nga was born in Smith Center, Kansas.
While attending UCLA Jehad began taking photos after discovering the Natasha Merritt book The Digital Diaries. Between 2001-2002 he spent months traveling through the Middle East taking medical volunteering positions in Gaza and documenting the trips.Wanting to continue working as a medical volunteer Jehad trained to become an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) in 2002 while interning at Magnum Photos. In Jan 2003 Jehad traveled to Iraq to cover the US lead invasion. In the summer of 2003 Jehad began working in Africa with his first trip to Liberia.
Since 2004 Jehad has been based in East Africa.
Vanity Fair, Vanity Fair Italy,Christian Science Monitor, Der Spiegel Magazine, L’Express, Forbes, Fortune, The Los Angeles Times, Marie Claire, Men’s Journal Magazine, Monitor, The New York Times, Nike, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Telegraph News paper,Newsweek,Time Magazine, Human Rights Watch
- Aug: Begin long term project "Our Friends and Neighbors"
-Mar: NYT coverage in Somalia
-Nov: Solo exhibit at 20 Hoxton Square Gallery, London
-Dec: NYT coverage in Iraq
-Feb: NYT 1 months tour along The Silk Road
-Jul: Collaborate with Doctors Without Borders on Somalia report
-Mar: Horn of Africa drought coverage for NYT in Somalia and Kenya
-Nov: Exhibit at 2006 Paris Photo
-Coverage of the war in Iraq war
-Coverage of international issues
Liberian civil war, Darfur conflict and resulting Chad refugee crisis, Ugandan night commuters, illegal immigration in South Africa, beauty contest for HIV affected women in Botswana, Libya after the sanctions, Ghanaian economic reform, Syrian political reform, and Middle-East conflict
-Assistant of New York based photojournalist Liz Gilbert
-Volunteer work at the pediatric rehabilitation ward at Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation, Palestine
-5-Month Internship at Magnum Photo Agency in New York