portrait by  Malin Fezehai

portrait by Malin Fezehai

Noa Avishag Schnall is an American-born, Yemeni-Polish photographer, based in Paris, who has lived in 8 countries, travelled to 40, and worked in 15, creating multimedia products and reportage writing.

Her most recent article made the cover of the New York Times International Edition, where she both wrote and photographed the participants and attendees of Queer Film Festival in Tunisia. She was shortlisted for the 52 Places Editor at Large Position in both 2019 and 2018.

After achieving two business degrees from both UC-Berkeley and USC, and working in her hometown of Los Angeles, she pursued a photography project in her maternal ancestral home of Yemen. After a solo exhibition of those image in the UAE, she moved to Arctic Norway to pursue her Indigenous Journalism Master’s, studying the ethics of the photographic relationship. 

Her work focuses on raising the voices of the underrepresented, particularly the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Color) community and international human rights.

Noa was commission by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Ethiopia to direct 2 videos, write, and photograph 6 Human Interest Stories, and photograph over 200 images on a 42-day assignment. traveling across the country.

forever wandering