Fahrinisa Campana (Oswald) 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 and human rights in developing countries and post-conflict environments. She has reported from the US, Europe, Turkey, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.


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

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


Fahrinisa has a BA degree in Linguistics from Hunter College, City University of New York (2008), an MB in Intercultural Communications from the University of London (2010), and an MS in journalism from the Columbia Journalism School (2016). Fahrinisa has also completed several certificate courses in analogue and digital photography at The International Center of Photography in New York City. Previously, Fahrinisa lived in Mumbai, India where she worked as a documentary photographer and communications manager at Atma Education from 2012 to 2015.

Awards / Fellowships

2016 Columbia University Gender and Migration Fellow

2016 Anja Neidringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award, Nominee

2016 Joop Swart Masterclass, Nominee