𝗣𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗽𝗶𝗮 𝗣𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝘆 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗣𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝗘𝗴𝘆𝗽𝘁.
World Press Photo in Egypt Photopia and the World Press Photo Foundation are proud to bring a series of in-person educational workshops and events to Cairo and Alexandria in November. This visit from the World Press Photo team is dedicated to sharing knowledge about photojournalism and documentary photography - to inspire and support a new generation of photographers. As part of the program, World Press Photo programs and outreach manager Anita Huynh and communications and projects manager Mercedes Almagro, will give editorial workshops, present lectures and participate in panel discussions. The WPP team will be joined by World Press Photo Contest winners Heba Khamis for portfolio reviews and the public talk, and Rehab El Dalil for the public talk and meet-up in Cairo. World Press Photo is a global platform connecting the world to the stories that matter: the contest is one of the world’s most prestigious photography competitions, the exhibitions travel to 100 locations each year, and World Press Photo’s Instagram account has over 1.6 million followers across the globe. This program is possible with the full support from the Dutch Embassy in Cairo. — Admission: free Registration: necessary — Portfolio reviews by Heba Khamis Participants have to be photographers with an existing body of work in photojournalism or documentary photo stories. Editorial workshops by World Press Photo World Press Photo presents an editorial workshop about how to prepare your work to enter a contest and/or pitch to a publication. This workshop provides practical advice and guidance on important steps you should take when pitching a project: what's important when editing work for print or online; how to write captions; and understanding the different needs of the viewer/publication. With World Press Photo’s Anita Huynh and Mercedes Almagro. Public talks: World Press Photo: Past, present and future Everyone is welcome to this public talk that will look at the role of photojournalism in the media landscape and World Press Photo in the past, present and future. The presentation will be followed by a conversation with World Press Photo winners Rehab El Dalil and Heba Khamis. Meet and greet networking Inviting photographers and photographic community to meet, mingle and exchange ideas with the World Press Photo winners, World Press Photo team and the Photopia team. — Cairo - Photopia 10 November 11am-5pm: Portfolio reviews by Heba Khamis. Register here. 2pm-5pm: Editorial workshop with World Press Photo. Register here. 6pm-7pm: Public talk: World Press Photo: past present and future. Presented by World Press Photo, in conversation with Rehab El Dalil and Heba Khamis. Register here. 7pm-9pm: Meet and greet networking with the World Press Photo team, World Press Photo winners and the Photopia team. Alexandria - Alexandria Bibliotheca 11 November 11am-5pm: Portfolio reviews by Heba Khamis. Register here. 12 November 2pm-5pm: Editorial workshop with World Press Photo. Register here. 6pm-7pm: Public talk: World Press Photo: past present and future. Presented by World Press Photo, in conversation with Rehab El Dalil and Heba Khamis. Register here. 7pm-9pm: Meet and greet networking with the World Press Photo team and World Press Photo winners.
------------------------------------- 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿𝘀, 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀 & 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀:
𝗔𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗮 𝗛𝘂𝘆𝗻𝗵 is the programs and outreach manager at the World Press Photo Foundation. She oversees the organization's education program, visual thinking strategy and community outreach. Prior to this role she led the communications team where she helped develop World Press Photo’s content and engagement strategy. She is motivated to connect dynamic and diverse stories to a wider audience, and is interested in fostering cross-cultural literacy.
𝗠𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗲𝗱𝗲𝘀 𝗔𝗹𝗺𝗮𝗴𝗿𝗼: Mercedes Almagro is a communications and projects manager at the World Press Photo Foundation. She manages the organization’s editorial content - developing, producing and curating content for World Press Photo. This covers caption research and writing for the annual contest and special exhibitions, commissioning and producing multimedia content, as well as curating World Press Photo’s Instagram account. Mercedes has a background in journalism and communications, and is currently studying art history.
𝗛𝗲𝗯𝗮 𝗞𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗶𝘀: Heba Khamis (Dec1988), an Egyptian independent visual researcher based between Egypt and The Netherlands. concentrates on sensitive tabooed social issues related to the body. She was a 2021 Nikon contest judge, a 2020 Catchlight Leadership Fellow, in 2018 & 2019 her projects were awarded at the World Press Photo among other international awards. Her work has appeared in international publications including "New York Times", "GEO" Germany, "Newsweek" US\Japan, “LeMonde” France, "Internazionale" Italy. She has degrees in photography and painting from Egypt, Denmark and Germany. After graduating with a bachelor in painting, Heba did a career shift and worked as a photojournalist. Covered the two revolutions in Egypt and the aftermath. After studying storytelling in Denmark and volunteering in Uganda she decided to dedicate her career completely to long term visual storytelling. Through developing her storytelling visual language, she considers herself as a visual researcher after having worked as a photojournalist, documentary photographer, and now as a storyteller. She carries the ethics of traditional documentary form with her, but believes the need to care further about the protagonists while telling their stories. Beyond her usual photographic approach, she adds different elements and mediums belonging to the subjects to her stories.
𝗥𝗲𝗵𝗮𝗯 𝗘𝗹 𝗗𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗹: Rehab Eldalil is a documentary photographer and visual storyteller born and currently based in Cairo, Egypt. Her work focuses on the broad theme of identity, explored through participatory creative practices.
In 2011, Eldalil received a photography BA from Helwan University, Cairo. Whilst graduating, she participated in the 25 January Egyptian Revolution, for which she co-authored a photobook, The Road To Tahrir, documenting the revolution's early weeks.
In 2021, she received a one year certificate in documentary photography from The International Center of Photography, United States and the following year, she received the Fotoevidence W Award 2022 to publish her long-term project The Longing Of The Stranger Whose Path Has Been Broken in a book form.
Reconnecting to her Bedouin ancestry, Eldalil co-founded Catherine Exists - a volunteer-based community center that empowers Bedouin communities in South Sinai, Egypt and provides medical services.