Jehad Nga was born in Smith Center, Kansas in 1976 and raised in Tripoli, Libya and London, England. While studying literature in Los Angeles in 2001 Jehad’s interest in photography began and would lead him to cover social issues in The Middle East and South East Asia.
In 2006 Jehad was added to the list of represented photographers by the M+B Photo Gallery in Los Angeles and Bonni Benrubi Gallery in New York. . Since then Jehad has worked closely with both galleries and exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, London and Paris. Since March of 2006 Jehad primary focus has been covering the ever-changing social landscape in Somalia, which led him to relocate to East Africa the same year.
Jehad lives between Africa and Europe.