Amel Pain's education and professional experience have always focused on two major elements: journalism and languages.
She was raised in Algeria before moving to France and starting her career as free-lance photographer. Before joining epa as picture editor on the Frankfurt news desk in 2008, she had worked as photographer and editor for AFP in Paris and New Delhi and also as picture editor for Reuters.
Thanks to her professional experience and her language abilities, she was selected in 2010 for a newly established position as Chief Editorial Operations Middle East based in Cairo. In her new responsibility she organized coverage from the Maghreb and Middle East countries and covered events as photographer herself.
In late 2014 Amel was appointed Head of Video steering epa's international video production and the video desk in Madrid, Spain. In 2016 Amel left Madrid and moved to Amman, Jordan, where she took over the responsibility for the coverage from the Middle East region in her new expanded position as Middle East Bureau Chief/Head of Global Video.