My Favorite Egyptian Photographers
There has been a surge of high-quality photographers in Egypt, and many share their work on Instagram. I started with a list of 50 Egyptian photographers on Instagram and edited it to 15 with something unique to say about Egypt and the world through their photography. It’s just my opinion, but these are some of the best photographers in Egypt.
Most of these photographers range between editorial photojournalism and artistic photography.
Nariman El-Mofty – Started covering the revolution in Egypt and now works around the Middle East for the AP winning Pulitzer Prizes. ( website )
Youssef Nabil – Posts unique hand-painted nostalgia. I love when one of his photos pops up in my feed. ( website )
Sima Diab – Photographer, showing us life in Cairo and Beirut, often works with international papers and magazines. ( website )
Laura El-Tantawy – Artist and bookmaker who puts emotion into each photo. ( website )
Salih Bashier – Works between Sudan and Cairo, especially his recent work on the Sudanese revolution.
Dania Hany – Film and ghostly images show another side of Egypt. ( website )
Asmaa Waguih – One of the hardest working photojournalists based between Istanbul and Egypt but bouncing around to war zones around the Middle East, represented by Redux. ( website )
Eman Helal – The unique and indomitable documentary work from one of Egypt’s best. ( website )
Fatmah Fahmy – A freelance visual storyteller who blurs the lines between art photography and editorial photography. ( website )
Ahmed Jamal – Posts interesting triptych, sometimes reimagining and sometimes reinforcing the visual cliches of Cairo.
Ahmed Gaber – Shoots gritty images of everyday life in Egypt. Now based in New York City.
Hesham Elsherif – Unique photos of everyday life in Cairo and its rural areas.
Sabry Khaled – Photographer, filmmaker, teacher curator, now in Berlin. ( website )
Roger Anis – A storyteller who is often working in Upper Egypt and finds unique stories. ( website )
Ezz Monem – Not your traditional photographer. Ezz splits his time between software developer and artist, now based in Australia. ( website )
Christina Rizk – Has a clean and crisp style and works between Egypt and Germany. ( website )
Amr Alfiky – Great Egyptian photojournalist now based in Dubai
Other Egyptian Photographer Instagramers I love
If you would like your account added to this page, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can’t promise to add it, but I love seeing new photo projects.