Rania A. Razek – an Artist/Photographer and world traveler, with a multi-cultural family of Middle-Eastern roots. She began her freelance photography career soon after receiving her B.A. degree in Visual Media Communications from the American University in Washington, D.C., where she also received her Master’s Degree in Film and Video Production, after working in television production for the ANA (Arab Network of America)/MBC (Middle-East Broadcasting Channel).
Ms. Razek has spent several years teaching at Dar Al-Hekma University, a women’s private university in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She created the first women’s photo club in Saudi Arabia and was involved in developing a curriculum assessment for the Photography diploma at Dar Al-Hekma University and other institutions in Saudi Arabia. She helped lead media projects with her students in creating videos to promote public awareness of Middle–Eastern women’s interests that broadcast in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, on Al-Aan TV.
Ms. Razek’s photographic work has been published globally. It is currently in more books, “Vermont,” (2020), “Serendipity,” (2020), “Big Sur, California,” (2020), “Morocco,” (2020), “Cherry Blossoms,” (2020), “White Sands, NM,” (2019), “Cuba,” (2018), “Desert, Design and Diplomacy,” (2014), and “Photography Through the Eyes of Saudi Arabian Women,” (2010). She currently resides in the Washington Metropolitan area of the USA, teaching visual media and photography courses at The American University and University of District of Columbia and continues to exhibit her work. She contributes to numerous photography exhibitions globally and receives various awards. She continues to curate and serves as a liaison for several international students’ exhibitions, acting as a cultural bridge, and promoting artistic expression.