Kholood Eid

Kholood Eid is a Palestinian American documentary photographer, filmmaker and educator based in New York City and Seattle who is known for her intimate portraiture. In 2020, she was a recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for Domestic Print, alongside colleagues, for the New York Times investigative series ‘‘Exploited.’’

Her work explores the depths of vulnerability, the strength in survival, the beauty in adversity and the intersectionality of identity through blending conceptual and reportage practices. In 2023, she launched Wet Nose Pawject to have an outlet for her obsessive love of dogs.

In addition to being a regular contributor to National Geographic, she also photographs for The New York Times, TIME and The New Yorker among other major publications. She has previously taught at Columbia University, New York University and the Bronx Documentary Center. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Paris and St. Louis and she’s been invited to speak on panels and in classrooms about the need for thoughtful and nuanced representation in photojournalism and how crucial diversity among storytellers is in achieving a more equitable and empathetic industry.