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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
Manic Monday @   Cairo  Jazz      Club
Bars
Date: 12/10/2018
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
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Shubbak El Fann @ Goethe-Institut Kairo
Culture
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Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue: Goethe Institute
Amro & the Big Band Boogie  @ CJC  610
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Mixed Martial Arts @ Osana Family Wellness
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Hip Hop @ Underground
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Spade of Hearts @ Kempinksi
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Date: 12/10/2018
Time: 9:30pm - 12:0am
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All You Can Eat Sushi @ Torii
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Time: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
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Darts @ Underground
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