Safi Alia Shabaik

"I welcome opportunities to give back to the creative arts, especially when it involves empowering teenage girls to explore their passions without restraint. I applaud the work that Las Fotos Project continues to do in building a safe space for today’s youth, as well as bridging photography with visibility for underrepresented voices from communities of color."

Safi Alia Shabaik is a Los Angeles based artist who earned her B.A. in Fine Art with honors at UCLA. Her work explores the human condition: daily life, identity, persona, transformation, subculture, and the humanity of all people. Safi has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Journal of Alta California, CameraCraft, Catalyst: Interviews,, and Edge of Humanity Magazine. She is guest artist interview #465 on The Candid Frame. Safi is honored to be the first recipient of the Las Fotos Project Foto Award for Self-Expression, presented by the Photographic Arts Council Los Angeles. She is a founding member of the Los Angeles Street Collective and a teaching assistant at the Los Angeles Center of Photography.