Omnia Arfin Omnia Arfin


        Omnia Arfin was born in Egypt, grew up in Saudi Arabia, and then immigrated to Canada. A life that has given her the chance to meet people of different cultures, and enhances her desire to tell stories about them. Arfin is passionate about photography since she was 15 years old, when she started to work in a wedding photography studio with her aunt in Saudi Arabia, then went on to do academic training in photography. Omnia received her bachelor’s degree in Applied Arts, majoring in Graphic Design and Advertising, in 2007 in Egypt, followed that by an advertising diploma in 2012.

     Her concerns about issues related to beauty and women objectifying in the current materialistic world never stop, additionally to the human and social rights stories. In 2012, Arfin was selected by the Al-Liquindoi photojournalism workshop, Contemporary Image Collective,  and NOOR Images program Visual Storytelling in an Open Society, an eight-month training program for documentary photographers and photojournalists in Egypt. She also was selected by World Press Photo in 2013 for the intensive project Stories of Change Beyond the 'Arab Spring' for Middle Eastern & North African visual storytellers, which was held between Tunisia and Morocco.

      After moving to Canada in 2013, Omnia took another step forward by studying filmmaking and completing a post-grad diploma in Advanced TV & Film - Script to Screen program at Centennial College in Toronto in 2018.
      In 2019, she was successfully able to join the International Cinematographers Guild IATSE667  Camera Trainee Program and looking forward to upgrading very soon to be 2nd AC.

       Arfin's work has been published in Lens - The New York Times, Maclean's, Almasry Alyoum Newspaper, and Huna Sotak (Netherland Radio). She is a contributor at Panorama Mada Masr, a member of the Women Photograph Initiative,  African Photojournalism Database, and has recently joined HERe. Moreover, she exhibited and won numerous awards locally and globally as a member of the (In Focus) photography club. 

Omnia is currently based in Toronto, and available for assignments.
Contact -
Toronto. Canada. +1647-822-3422