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Meet Laura El-Tantawy, the British-Egyptian Photographer Reborn in Egypt's Revolution

[EXCLUSIVE] In the heart of Tahrir square, Laura El-Tantawy captured her conflicting feelings towards the brave youth revolution in a core-shaking photo-series, and finally learnt how to belong through her lens.

Laura El-Tantawy

Born in Worcestershire, England to Egyptian to Egyptian parents, Laura El-Tantawy's nomadic, eye-opening childhood saw her growing up between the UK, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the US, before eventually landing back in Cairo again in 2005, when she began discovering sides of the city and its people she had yet . In 2011, her work documenting the 25 January Revolution gained her worldwide attention and her 2015 project In the Shadow of the Pyramids was featured on the shortlist of the prestigious Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. Her work has most recently also won her the Le Prix Roger 2018 and Codice Mia Portfolio Prize.

Laura El-Tantawy is in Cairo as part of Cairo Photo Week, which has taken over Downtown with a series of exhibitions, talks, photography walks and more. The first edition of Cairo Photo Week ends today, November 30th. Stay up-to-date with more cultural events on the CairoScene Calendar.

Shoot by @MO4Network on location at Kodak Passageway, @DowntownCairo

 


Todays Events
Karavan Sarai + Egyptian Project @ CJC
Bars
Date: 1/17/2019
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: Cairo Jazz Club
The House Party: The Music Room @ BCA Maadi
Parties
Date: 1/17/2019
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: BCA Maadi Clubhouse
ODDS by Yasser Nabaiel @ Art Talks
Exhibitions
Date: 1/17/2019
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Art Talks
Kevin De Vries / Kiasmos / Shiha @ CJC 610
Bars
Date: 1/17/2019
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: Cairo Jazz Club 610
'Tanagra'  @ Art Corner  Zamalek
Exhibitions
Date: 1/17/2019
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue: Art Corner Gallery
Walk-In Pilates w/ ZAG @ CCDC
Health & Fitness
Date: 1/17/2019
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue: Cairo Contemporary Dance Center
Ahmet Kılıç + Kashouty @ The Tap East
Bars
Date: 1/17/2019
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: The Tap East
Yehya Khalil  @  Cairo Opera House
Concerts
Date: 1/17/2019
Time: 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Venue: Cairo Opera House