Boushra Yahya Almutawakel
Born in Sana’a, Yemen, in 1969, Boushra Y. Almutawakel studied in the USA and Yemen, obtaining a BSBA in International Business at the American University in Washington, DC. On her return to Yemen Boushra became a full-time photographer, working for institutional as well as various commercial and individual clients, while pursuing her own personal photographic projects. In 1999, she was honoured as the first Yemeni Woman Photographer, by the Empirical Research and Women’s Studies Centre at Sana’a University.
Her work has been acquired by the British Museum in London, The Museum of Fine Arts of Boston, the Barjeel Foundation, Instituto Figueiredo of Brazil, as well as by other well known collectors. Her work has been exhibited at De Young Museum, San Fransisco, Stadtmuseum, Munster Germany, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston USA, The National Museum, Sana’a, Yemen as well as in commercial galleries in Dubai, Paris and New York, and other venues internationally.