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I’m a documentary photographer, trainer and visual storyteller based in Cairo, Egypt. Passionate towards using collaborative approaches in photography, my work mainly focuses on social and cultural concerns within the scope of identity and representation. Working professionally in documentary photography since 2014, my work has led to collaborations with agencies such as UNHCR, UNICEF, Drosos Foundation, Goethe Institute and Getty Images in addition to working on personal projects. I hold a BA in still photography and cinematography (2011) from faculty of Applied Arts, Egypt and currently pursuing my second year MA photography (2018-2020) long distance learning at Falmouth University, UK. I’m visual storyteller and concept developer of Roots Guide: Stories of the Netherlands; a multidisciplinary guidebook for social inclusion. Made up of 50+ in-depth visual stories in a form of travel guidebook of the Netherlands by migrants for locals. Awarded National Geographic Explorer Grant 2019, the book is to be published early 2020 in collaboration with Stichting Pocket Stories. I’m co-author of The Road to Tahrir; a photography book that documents the Egyptian Jan25 revolution 2011. Resulting from a photo-project I co-founded Catherine Exists; an initiative that empowers Bedouin communities in South Sinai. As a photography trainer since 2009, I’ve conducted over 500 photography workshops in the private sector and at the American University in Cairo. Collaborating with the Catholic Relief Services, my recent workshops use photography to foster self-expression, intercultural dialogue and peace-making between communities in conflict. I’m Native, Women Photograph and APJD member. Finally, I’m a certified PADI diver and experienced desert & mountain trekker.

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