Kirsti Itameri

Kirsti is a photographer, graphic designer and multimedia journalist based in New York City. She graduated from Parsons The New School for Design with a Bachelor of Arts in Photography in 2006, and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Journalism at The City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. Between academic programs, Kirsti worked as a graphic designer and production artist at SKDKnickerbocker, a political and strategic communications firm. Major clients included the Barack Obama presidential campaign, the Michael Bloomberg New York City mayoral campaign, and major labor and healthcare unions.

Contributions

News

Security, street lighting, traffic control, garbage collection and recycling: all services that typically belong exclusively to the realm of government. Unless you live in the Zamalek neighborhood of Cairo, where a group called the Zamalek Guardians...
A general of Egypt’s ruling council denied the military’s interest in holding power beyond the country’s transition, at a Washington DC conference organized by an American think tank on Monday. Major General Mohamed al-Assar, Egypt...
While various groups in Egypt have been clamoring to have their say and influence the future of their country, one group has remained as voiceless as ever: street children. There are an estimated 150,000 to 2 million street children in Egypt with...
“So I play a little game in my head. It’s like walking through a videogame scene, where every man is a potential predator, and I keep my radar finely tuned, my walk fast and dontmesswithme, my eyes scanning every corner for attackers....
Utö is an island at the southern tip of the Finnish archipelago, but it feels like it might as well be at the tip of the world. I arrived on a foggy day, and throughout the entire five-hour ferry ride from the mainland, I could see nothing but sea...
Representatives of the New York City-area Egyptian community met with Consul General Youssef Zada on 5 June to discuss how Egyptians abroad can vote in upcoming elections. The Egyptian group included representatives from the Egyptian Association for...
Facebook users in the Arab world have increased by 30 percent since the beginning of the year, according to a report released today by the Dubai School of Government. The report, called the Arab Social Media Report (second edition), focuses on the...

Opinion articles

The appearances of Muslim Brotherhood leader Essam al-Erian have by now become customarily associated with controversy. While his televised invitation for the return of the Jews to Egypt and prior fiery statements about the opposition have been the...