Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

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Photo Gallery: 2 Be Continued Festival in Falaki Theatre

The organisers of the fifth annual 2B Continued Festival helped young Egyptian artists to develop their performances which, premiered on Thursday at Falaki Theatre in Cairo. — Photos published in Ahram Online. Each of the companies who developed their performances with their mentors were given strict parameters to work with: a thirty-minute time limit, a […]

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PHOTO GALLERY: Horreya Exhibition | Temporary Revolution Museum

Horreya Exhibition | Temporary Revolution Museum, a set on Flickr. Only a few metres away from a number of protest sites in the heart of downtown Cairo, four artists have set up an exhibition of art pieces entitled ‘Freedom’ at the makeshift ‘Revolution Museum’ in the Hotel Viennoise. Born from a conversation between visual artists […]

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VIDEO Story: Photography exhibition challenges the meaning of ‘A7A’

‘A7A Portraits’ uses photography and mixed media to present the original meaning of the word ‘A7A’ and challenge the taboo attached to the word — Published in Ahram Online. —– ‘A7A Portraits’ uses photography and mixed media to present the original meaning of the word ‘A7A’ and challenge the taboo attached to the word ‘A7A […]

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Photopia brings photography to Cairo’s Heliopolis

A new space for photography launched in June, aspiring to be a new hub in Cairo for photographers and appreciation of the image. Originally published in Ahram Online. — A stronger appreciation for photography and imagery emerged with the January 25 Revolution. People started to look at photography beyond its commercial side epitomised in the […]

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Photography exhibition audience at Al-Azhar Park tastes African emancipation

Visionary Africa: Art At Work, a photography exhibition displays African capitals and important emancipation moments, including an artistic life-size piece on Egypt [published in Ahram Online] ———————————— Typically, a contemporary Cairo art gallery will display high quality works and a recycling of the same audience, exhibition after exhibition: fellow artists, art connoisseurs and collectors and […]

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Egypt’s photography: From documentation to the gallery

Photography has been used as a tool of documentation, incitement and even artistic expression during Egypt’s year of revolt [Published in Ahram Online & Ahram Weekly] From the initial portraits of the martyrs, which created street art around the country and brought tears to people’s eyes, to the iconic photos like Tahrir from above on […]

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Emma’s Revolution Band CD Cover

Last month I got a lovely email from an American independent activist band called Emma’s Revolution. They wanted to use my photo on their new Album Cover (Revolution Per Minute). After I listened to some of their music and understood what kind of issues they were creating music for I knew I definitely wanted to […]