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On invitation of Saxion University Deventer in the Netherlands I’m organizing a photo exhibition on Egypt and the revolution that took place in January 2011. Photos of  two Egyptian photographers and myself will be shown in September and October this year. The exhibition will be part of a larger Studium Generale program with speeches and discussions about developments and changes now taking place in Egypt. Drs. Petra Stienen, author of ‘Dromen van een Arabische lente’ and Drs Hans Anker will present their views on the political situation and coming democratic elections in Egypt.

A short introduction to the participating photographers and a small sample of their work will be presented below and will be further updated in the coming weeks. The participating photographers are: Mohamed Ezz Eldin, Tamer Shanen and myself.

Mohamed Ezz Eldin, an Egyptian photographer and engineer, born in Cairo, Egypt where he currently works. He graduated from the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University in 2007. In 2003 he started concentrating on photography. His work focuses on different aspects of Egyptian society by capturing people and situations occurring in his daily life. His work is not limited to photography alone: he has attended various workshops, including painting, video and interactive art. In 2005, he began participating in artistic events and exhibitions where he received many awards for his work. Most Recently he won the jury’s award from the delegation of the European Union (2008) and the Golden Award at the Emirates International Photography Competition (2009). His website can be visited at: http://www.mohamedezz.com/

Photo by Mohamed Ezz

Photo by Mohamed Ezz

Photo by Mohamed Ezz

Tamer Shahen was born in Cairo in 1977. He studied at the Faculty of  Fine Art at Helwan University and holds a Bachelor degree in Graphic Design. He is specialized in Animation and Illustration and has worked as a animation designer for Egyptian Television among others. As a photographer Tamer Shahen has participated in numerous group as well as solo exhibitions in Egypt, among others in the Palace of Arts and Town house Gallery in Cairo but his work has also been exhibited abroad.

Photo by Tamer Shahen

Photo by Tamer Shahen

Photo by Tamer Shahen

More information can be found here. The exhibition can be viewed from Monday till Thursday from 08.00h-22.00h and on Friday from 08.00h till 18.00h at Saxion Hogeschool Deventer, Handelskade 75, Deventer (a 5 minute walk from the railway station).
The exhibition will also be shown at ‘Theater aan het Vrijthof” (Vrijthof 47, Maastricht) in Maastricht from 9 November 2011 to 30 November 2011. The Exhibition will also be part of the Global Culture Festival in Maastricht which will take place from 24 – 27 November 2011.
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