Naveen Naqvi was born in Karachi, Pakistan and grew up in the small oil refinery town of Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia where her parents moved when she was three. At fifteen, she returned with her family to her city of birth, and this is where she completed her schooling. Since then she has lived in Islamabad, Delhi, Vancouver, spent some time in New York, and is now in Toronto.
Her photographic work has been published in print and online. She has worked in broadcast journalism as Producer Pakistan for NBC News and as a senior anchor and reporter at DawnNews. Naveen has written for various national and international publications. For her own venture, Gawaahi, she made videos for awareness and advocacy. Prior to television news, she was an actor, poet, talk show host and model. Naveen’s first experience of photography from shoot to dark room was at age 14 with black and white film and a Yashica camera.