Capturing History, Unveiling Perspectives: U.S. Embassy sponsors first-ever Alexandria Photo Week

في يوم 3 فبراير، 2024 | بتوقيت 4:23 م

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The U.S. Embassy is proud to sponsor the first-ever Alexandria Photo Week, February 1 to 10. Through a partnership between Photopia and U.S. Embassy Cairo, Alexandria Photo Week will host photojournalists, commercial photographers, filmmakers, and photo documentarians from Alexandria and the Nile Delta, across the Middle East, and around the world. The program will feature events held in seven major cultural centers around Alexandria, including the Jesuit Cultural Center, B’sarya for Arts, Graeco-Roman Museum, Amideast, 6 Bab Sharq, French Institute, and Greek Cultural Center.

As a part of Alexandria Photo Week, the U.S. Embassy is proud to sponsor a workshop by National Geographic Society photography and videography expert, Dr. Shivan Parusnath, who will meet photographers and filmmakers looking to become new National Geographic explorers in Africa.

The U.S. Embassy is also proud to showcase an exhibition of the late photographer Farouk Ibrahim’s work as part of Alexandria Photo Week. The Farouk Ibrahim – The Legend’s Lightbox exhibition will unveil unique and never-before-seen photos of U.S. President Jimmy Carter and the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, in addition to a rare selection of photos of President Carter’s visit to Alexandria. The exhibition will also showcase 80 rare Alexandria photographs from the 1950s to 2011.

Finally, the U.S. Embassy is sponsoring the Sard (Narrative) exhibition, which is a series of documentary photography exhibitions curated by Photopia that showcases a powerful visual and written narrative through diverse photos and stories about Alexandria and the Delta as photographed and narrated by photographers from across Egypt.