Sima is a Syrian-American photographer based in Cairo, Egypt. Her photographic work focuses on features, documentaries, daily life and social conditions in the Arab diaspora and Arab world. Her work has been published in Le Monde Magazine M, The New York Times, The Guardian, LA Times, BuzzfeedNews, NRC Handelsblad, The Daily Telegraph, The Globe and Mail, Foreign Policy, and others. In 2016 Sima received the James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting from the Online News Association and is an American Photography winner AP32. Sima is a grant recipient of the 2015 Arab Documentary Photography Program from AFAC/Prince Claus Fund/Magnum Foundation. She is a member of the Frontline Freelance Register and the Overseas Press Club.