Saiyna Bashir

Saiyna Bashir is an award-winning photojournalist from Pakistan, currently based in Islamabad, Pakistan. 

Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Reuters, Al Jazeera America, Associated Press, Huffington Post, CNN, Chicago Sun-Times, The Daily Telegraph and NPR among others.

Columbia College Chicago                                                                                            

Master of Arts (Journalism)

Beaconhouse National University Pakistan

 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism)       

Language Fluency English and Urdu

Awards and Accolades         

TEDx Speaker Pakistan 2018

First Place, “Rookie” Reporter of the Year, Wisconsin Newspaper Association, 2017

Honorable Mention, Photo Essay, 

We Have the Same Heart' say Muslims in Madison,      

Wisconsin Newspaper Association, 2017      

Workshops and Conferences

Women Photograph Mentorship 2018-2019 (For Mid-Career Photojournalists)

Advanced Security Training (English) United Nations Department of Safety and Security 2018

Basic Security Training (English) United Nations Department of Safety and Security 2018

Safety Surgeries Workshop by Rory Peck Trust 2018

The Eddie Adams Workshop 2016

The New York Times Student Journalism Institute 2015

Visual Storytelling with VII Photo Agency 2015

Midwest Photo Summit 2015

Online News Association Conference 2014


National Press Photographers Association (USA)

Women Photograph (USA)

Freelance Contract 

Thomson Reuters 

The New York Times

Unicef (Consultant Photographer)

The Telegraph


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