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I’m a documentary photographer 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 NGOs such as UNICEF and Drosos Foundation, 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 Photography MA (2018-2020) long distance learning at Falmouth University, UK.
I’m Native, Women Photograph and APJD member.
Currently, I’m working on two personal projects: The Longing Of The Stranger Whose Path Has Been Broken and Roots Guide: Stories of the Netherlands. Collaborating in the latter project with four partners in writing, design and curation my role consists of being the visual storyteller and co-concept developer. The project has been awarded the National Geographic Explorer grant 2019. I’m co-author of The Road to Tahrir; a best seller photography book that documents the Egyptian Jan25 revolution 2011. And resulting from a photo-project I co-founded Catherine Exists; an initiative that empowers Bedouin communities in South Sinai.
As a trainer since 2009 my workshops’ focus range from technical to social, working in the private sector and at the American University in Cairo. My recent workshops use photography to foster self-expression, intercultural dialogue and peace-making between communities in conflict in rural cities in Egypt and refugee centres in The Netherlands.
Finally, I’m a certified PADI diver and experienced desert & mountain trekker.