Karima Asaad 

Photographer + Director 

Based in Sydney 

Karima is an award-winning artist with a unique ability to capture a moment that evokes our curiosity and invites us to engage with the subject. Her work has a raw and slightly voyeuristic feel. However, her thoughtful composition and clever conceptualisation give us a sense of comfortably existing within the scene.

Spontaneous and intimate, Karima’s work epitomises the new direction of photography.

Utilising ambient lighting and with a unique capacity for making outstanding natural performances out of both real and professional talent, Karima’s world feels poignant and honest.

Recently returned to Sydney from overseas, where she worked as a news and fashion photographer, Karima’s images capture spontaneity and intimacy.

Karima’s work has been featured in numerous publications, including: The New York Times, Australian Geographic, The Australian, The Guardian, The Times and won the 2019 MEAA NT Media Awards in the Visual Storytelling category. 


Westfield, M&C Saatchi, Commonwealth Bank, Banjo, We Are Social, Zip It,  Sibling, Glints, New York Times, The Telegraph, Australian Geographic, Getty, The Daily Telegraph, NT News, Herald Sun, The Advertiser, The Conversation, News.com.au, SBS, ABC, NZ Times, News Local, Mail Online, The Sun, 9 News, The Australian, Daily Bulletin, Northern Star, Suitcase Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald, AAP, Nine News, Forbes, CBS, Yahoo, Al Jazeera and MaCann


2019 | MEAA  Visual Storytelling 

2021| Top 20 Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers.

2021| Finalist Olive Cotton Award