Malin is an Eritrean/Swedish New York based photographer and visual reporter, and has worked in over 30 countries in the middle-east, Africa, Asia and America.
Her career started in her native country of Sweden, where she studied photography before moving to New York to attend the International Center of Photography. Her work focuses on communities of displacement and dislocation around the world. In 2018, she worked at the New York Times as a visual reporter for the Surfacing column, a one-year residency, where she focused on innovative visual storytelling across desks and disciplines.
Malin was commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme to photograph survivors of violent extremism across Sub-Saharan African, and published a book titled “SURVIVORS” that sought to remind audiences about the growth of violent extremism and the devastating impact on the civilian population.
Malin has been the recipient of a 2015 World Press Photo Award, the Wallis Annenberg Prize and was named one of the 30 Emerging Photographers to watch in 2015 by Photo District News. Her image depicting a Wedding of Eritrean Refugees in Israel was the first iPhone image to ever receive a World Press Photo Award. In 2017, World Press Photo invited her to serve as one of the Masters to teach at a workshop for West African photographers in Accra, Ghana.
Some of her clients include TIME, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Fader Magazine, Nike, The Malala Foundation, United Nations and WaterAid.