Amira Karaoud is passionate about telling stories of tight-knit communities of women who thrive on finding their own authenticities and creating connections around their subculture.
Born and raised in Tunisia, Karaoud left the country to New York in 2002. After ten years career in Wall Street, she left to pursue her dream and became a photojournalist and anthropologist. In 2011, she covered stories of the Tunisian Revolution, including protests and the Libyan refugee crisis. In 2013, she documented stories on women’s roles in their communities around the world, focusing particularly on tribal communities in Oceania and Asia, including tribes from Isle of Pines in New Caledonia, Louisiade Achipelago islands in Papua New Guinea, where she sailed for two months to live with tribes, and the Hmong in Sapa, in Northern Vietnam.
Currently, Karaoud is based in Louisville, covering Kentucky and surrounding region for Reuters and other publications.