Mohammed Badra was born in Douma, Syria. He studied architecture at Damascus University but had to abandon his studies in his third year due to the war. After working for other news agencies he joined epa in October, 2015 as staff photographer. Mohammed has also worked with the Syrian Red Crescent as a first-aider, psychological supporter and photographer. His strong desire is that his photography contribute to a better awareness of the ongoing crisis in Syria.
In the World Press Photo Contest 2019 one of Badra's images was among the six final nominations for the World Press Photo of the Year and he won Second Prize in the Spot News, Stories category. Further, Mohammed is the 2018 recipient of the Marco Luchetta award for photography. He was named TIME Wire Photographer of the Year in 2016, and Young Photographer of the Year in the Prix Bayeux-Calvados War Correspondents Competition of the same year.
In 2020, Mohammed relocated to Paris joining our team of photographers in France.