Fahrinisa Fatima Campana is an independent multimedia journalist and a graduate from the Columbia Journalism School. A Columbia Gender and Migration fellow, she is currently based in Athens, Greece, covering stories about gender, migration, human rights and conflict. She has reported from the US, Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.


Fahrinisa’s work has been featured in a number of publications, including: AJ+, Al Jazeera English, BBC World, BBC News, CNN Money, CNN International, CNN Arabic, .Mic, Slate, Middle East Eye, Magnum Blog, Women’s eNews, Women’s Refugee Commission and Unmappedmag.

Fahrinisa is a member of:
The Overseas Press Club, New York
The Frontline Club, London


Fahrinisa has a degree in Linguistics from Hunter College, City University of New York, which she followed up with her first master’s in Intercultural Communications from the University of London. Fahrinisa also completed several courses in analogue and digital photography at The International Center of Photography in New York City. Most recently, Fahrinisa lived in Mumbai, India where she worked as a documentary photographer and communications manager at Atma Education. In May 2016, she graduated from Columbia Journalism School with a master’s in journalism.

Awards / Fellowships

2016 Columbia University Gender and Migration Fellow

2016 Anja Neidringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award, Nominee

2016 Joop Swart Masterclass, Nominee