About the photographer, Laura EL-TANTAWY

Laura EL-TANTAWY (b. 1980) is an Egyptian photographer based in London and Cairo. She works as a freelance news photographer and on personal projects. Her website says her photography is 'inspired by questions on her identity - exploring social and environmental issues pertaining to her background.' In 2011 she went back to Egypt to discover her roots and became caught up in the momentous events in Tahir Square during 2011, and stayed to photograph the whole event. The resulting series, 'In the Shadow of the Pyramids' (2015), gained her the shortlist for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.

Photo books by Laura EL-TANTAWY (a selection)

'Beyond Here is Nothing' (2017); 'People' (2015); 'In the Shadow of the Pyramids' (2015)

Self published photo volume 'In the Shadow of the Pyramids' by Laura EL-TANTAWY is apparently quite generally about the hopes and setbacks associated with the Egyptian revolution. However, through the personal texts the book gains significantly in depth.
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Published as a newspaper, 'the people' by Laura EL-TANTAWY's aims to preserve the vanishing memory of one of the most relevant chapters in modern-day Egypt’s history. The text is based on interviews with Egyptians during and after January 25th, 2011.
120,00 € Weight 0.1 kg
Handseewn HC (three books in one case with Wibalin cover), 18 x 15 cm., 190 pp., 180 color ills. on 120 gr. paper, 10 text pages in English, Ltd. to 500 signed & numbered copies
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