Jehad Nga was born in Smith Center, Kansas.
While attending UCLA Jehad began taking photos after discovering the Natasha Merritt book The Digital Diaries. Between 2001-2002 he spent months traveling through the Middle East taking medical volunteering positions in Gaza and documenting the trips.Wanting to continue working as a medical volunteer Jehad trained to become an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) in 2002 while interning at Magnum Photos. In Jan 2003 Jehad traveled to Iraq to cover the US lead invasion. In the summer of 2003 Jehad began working in Africa with his first trip to Liberia.
Since 2004 Jehad has been based in East Africa.
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