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I am a young Yemeni woman new to the US. I am raising funds for a year long photo project documenting the lives of American women my age.
I am a young Yemeni woman new to the US. I am raising funds for a year long photo project documenting the lives of American women my age.
250 backers pledged $9,165 to help bring this project to life.

Faces of Yemen

 Dear Kickstarter People,

Thank you so much for all those who reply, that’s “awesome” as you said here in America. Right now I am at ICP preparing for our final exhibition. I am trying my best to reply to all your emails in person, thank you for all these cute emails. 

Thank you for selecting the photos from Yemen, this is an honor for me and for my beloved country. As many of you like the Yemeni photos, I wonder would you like to upload photos from Yemen. Please let me know, I will do that.

I started my year with all of you, having this wonderful experience and now we are together again.

Having your kind support gives me motivation to continue my project, feeling many spirits around me and thinking that there are people in other part believing in me.

I would love to fulfill my promises before I travel to Yemen. Hope to receive your selection and address as soon as possible.


Amira Al-Sharif  


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    1. Eva Vander Giessen on June 27, 2011

      Amira, I am so impressed and inspired by your courage and your trail-blazing. You seen to catch both the boldness and the tenderness of women in your photography. Congrats on doing so well while you're in the midst of crush time at school. I looked through all the images in your new website - beautiful! Thank you again for making us a part of your project. I'm looking forward to more as you move on - you are in my good thoughts always.

    2. Emily Marcroft on June 13, 2011


      You look like you're having an amazing time in the US and taking stunning pictures as well! Congratulations on all you've done so far, and I look forward to seeing even more of your work.


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      Claudia on June 13, 2011

      Amira, wonderful work on your website so far, thank you for sharing. Wishing you all the Best when you go back to your home in Yemen. And hope you keep finding a way to communicate your beautiful vision to the world.
      Love and light

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      Melissa Ludtke on June 2, 2011

      Amira: wondering if there is a way we could talk. aside from backing your project, I am the editor of a magazine about journalism called Nieman Reports,, and I want to talk with you about your upcoming trip to Yemen. I can be reached via e-mail at, or you could call me at 617-354-1728. Or I could call you, if you give me your phone number. I work at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. Look forward to speaking with you, Melissa

    5. Amira Al Sharif Creator on June 2, 2011

      Hey Dear June,
      Happy to hear from you, my email address is
      I am waiting...

    6. June Woest on June 2, 2011

      Amira, I'm unsure how to let you know via email, which photo I would like. The emails I am getting say "no-reply". It's probably something silly on my part not to figure this out!