Born 1984 in Jeddah, Salem is of Yemeni decent. Having travelled to Malaysia for further education, he received a diploma in advertising from Limkokwing University in 2006. In 2007, he completed his bachelor degree in advertising from Curtin University, Perth, Australia. Photography was a module taught in his course, however paid little attention at the time. Having worked in several established photography and design studio’s, Salem set up a photography studio called 181 Degrees in 2009.
2013 - Rhizoma '55th Venice Biennale'
2012 - Edge of Arabia 'We Need To Talk' (Jeddah)