Portraits

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2013

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A portfolio of portraits from many different assignments. I often shoot on location with one or two lights, but also have a full portable studio for more complex lighting situations.

Sandra Mansour, the mother of Naji Mansour, who has been the subject of harassment by US government officials in Sudan.(Photo by David Degner / Mother Jones)

CAIRO, EGYPT - September 20: Portrait of Dr. Zahi Hawass in front of the Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza on September 20, 2016 in Cairo, Egypt. Zahi Hawass is an Egyptian archaeologist, an Egyptologist, and former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs. He has also worked at archaeological sites in the Nile Delta, the Western Desert, and the Upper Nile Valley. (Photo by David Degner/SZ Magazin).

Osama Shalabi a musician for The Wire magazine

Yasmine ElMehairy, founder of the parenting website Supermama.me at the Greek Campus in CAIRO, EGYPT on March 25.

Hind Hobeika of Instabeat at the +961 co-work space in Beirut, Lebanon

Azza Fahmy discusses ideas with her design team. She works with a team of designers lead by her daughter Amina is now integral in the design team, and her daughter Fatima is the managing director.

Bassem Youssef is an Egyptian television comedian with his own show. The first season his politically tilted show was on OnTV and the upcoming season it will be on CBC. Dr. Bassem Youssef is an Egyptian doctor, satirist and the host of the satirical Egyptian news program Al Bernameg.

El-Reyad, Egypt - October 22: Women participate in a workshop for leather working and designing purses in El-Reyad, Egypt.

Portrait of author Ahmed Naje at The Virginian on February 01, 2017 in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian writer and journalist Ahmed Naje was sentenced to two years in prison on charges of “publishing obscene sexual content”.

Portrait of Mohamad ElHelaly, ​S​enior ​Risk ​Management ​Engineer, Orascom Construction Industries, [email protected] on July 13, 2016 in Cairo, Egypt.

El-Reyad, Egypt - October 22: Estrada Elsharnopy holds the purse she made. Women participate in a workshop for leather working and designing purses in El-Reyad, Egypt. (David Degner / GFA)

El-Reyad, Egypt - October 22: Basma Shaban holds the purse she made. Women participate in a workshop for leather working and designing purses in El-Reyad, Egypt. (David Degner / GFA)

A portrait of Professor Ali Mohamed Zaki in his office in CAIRO, EGYPT on March 15 . Dr. Zaki diagnosed the first patient with a strain of the Corona Virus in Saudi Arabia. He was then fired for announcing it himself, but the information was later used to help diagnose another patient in the UK.

Khalid Abdalla overlooking downtown CAIRO, EGYPT on October 18. Khalid Abdalla is an actor, videographer, activist who was recently in a movie called The Square.

Khartoum Sudan - January 1: Naji Mansour, has been the subject of harassment by US government officials. (Photo by David Degner / Mother Jones)

Khalid Abdalla in front of the Graffiti of Mohamad Mahmoud Street. Khalid Abdalla is an actor, videographer, activist who was recently in a movie called The Square.

CAIRO, EGYPT - February 01: Portrait of author Ahmed Naje at The Virginian on February 01, 2017 in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian writer and journalist Ahmed Naje was sentenced to two years in prison.

Mahienour El-Massry, 27, activist poses above pro-revolution graffiti on the corniche of Alexandria, EGYPT on September 12.

Tawfiq Okasha is an Egyptian news media personality and president of The Pharohs Channel was a member of Egypt's National Democratic Party before it was dissolved. After the revolution he helped found Egypt's National Party. Akasha announced he was running for the presidential election early but changed his position and returned to run for parliament in Dakhalia.

Azza Fahmy has built up a unique line of jewelry coming out of Egypt using the symbols of the the middle east. Now her business runs around her and her two daughters are helping with the design and business.

Maurice Louca Portrait

The Egyptian born former head of the IAEA and current political activist, Mohammed El Baradei gave an interview to a select few print journalists at his suburban Cairo villa.

Mohamed Soliman, 5 years, since the start of the compost factory at Abu Zaabal, Qalyubia waste management north of CAIRO, EGYPT on October 28.

El-Reyad, Egypt - October 22: Sally Elsharnopy holds the purse she made. Women participate in a workshop for leather working and designing purses in El-Reyad, Egypt. (David Degner / GFA)

Hassane Slaibi of Band Industries helped create the Roadietuner in Beirut, Lebanon on June 19. A tool to tune your guitar quickly and accurately, and keep your strings fit with the built in health check.

(Photo by David Degner / INK Global)

Portrait of Islam Chipsy, a popular shaabi mahgaragant music keyboard player on April 24, 2016 in Cairo, Egypt.

Naji Mansour, has been the subject of harassment by US government officials. (Photo by David Degner / Mother Jones)

Portraits of Salima Ikram, an Egyptology professor at the American University of Cairo, CAIRO, EGYPT on October 10.

CEO Ramez Mohamed, sits in front of a photo wall of the previous participants at Flat6Labs in Egypt on January 15. The members have been building their small business ideas with a 3 month cycle taking advantage of the space, and mentorship in the Giza office.