Kim Badawi is currently based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

Kim Badawi is an American freelance photojournalist and portrait photographer of Egyptian, French and Slovenian background. Kim is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Italian but also has a clear knowledge of Arabic and Slovenien. Born in Paris in 1980, Kim Badawi began his career photographing the plight of refugee families from Mississippi to Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, while still interning for Contact Press Images and Magnum Photos in New York. Selected for publication by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Kim’s work appears in 25 Under 25: Up-and-Coming American Photographers (powerHouse Books, 2008).

Badawi's latest book The Taqwacores- a history of the American Muslim punk genre- was released by powerHouse Books, in September 2009 and has since inspired a film by the same name. His work in photography has taken him to France, Haiti, Brazil, and now the Middle East.

Kim is currently in Cairo to cover the first days of the Egyptian revolution and has documented its progression and now aftermath from a unique perspective and vantage points.