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Breath-taking photos with a deep story

Sun, Nov. 17, 2019
CAIRO - 17 November 2019: Photography is considered as one of the most popular methods to document anything from historical eras, politicians, tourist destinations, cultures and the backstreets of every neighborhood.

They say a picture is worth a 1000 words. Pictures can make you feel speechless. No words are often needed after watching a selection of significant photos, what you need is your imagination.

ET shed light on a few of breathtaking photographs taken during the last century in Egypt.


A grocery store in Shubra district in Cairo
A photo showing a lady in Shubra District, standing in her grocery store. Photo Courtesy of Ayman Nassar

This photo was taken of a grocery store in Shubra district in Cairo. It shows a woman standing in her store awaiting customers. Photo courtesy of Ayman Nassar.


Princess Fawzia of Egypt with Princess Nasl Shah of Turkey at the women's Conference at the Dome Palace Photo courtesy
Princess Fawzia of Egypt with Nasl Shah of Turkey - Photo courtesy of Mohamed el-Ghazouly

The second photos portrays Princess Fawzia of Egypt with Princess Nasl Shah of Turkey at the women's Conference at the Dome Palace Photo courtesy Mohamed el-Ghazouly.

‘We can see the development in style and techniques from the past to the present, and feel the daily life of the Egyptians in relation to their place. Also dealt with is the subject of a woman’s life in Middle Eastern society, and her efforts to protect herself while searching for freedom’ said the curator of Dubai Photo Exhibition Ayman Lotfy.

The Journey by Marwa Adel
The Journey, by Marwa Adel

This photo is entitled “The Journey” and was completed in 2015 by Marwa Adel. “We live in a constraining society where there are a lot of double standards, especially when it comes to women. My art is about showing them in a different light, one in which female beauty doesn’t have to be objectified” she says.


Aswan, Egypt
Aswan, Egypt - Photo courtesy of Ayman Nassar

This photo is entitled Aswan, Egypt 2010 and is taken by Ayman Nassar. It is about the high hopes of Aswan locals of the new developments being held there giving high hopes for future opportunities.


Tram in Cairo, 1934
The Tram in Cairo, 1934 - Photo courtesy of Mohamed el-Ghazouly

The Tram in Egypt in 1934. It seems that the dilemma of public transport in Egypt had always been a burden! Photo taken by Mohamed el-Ghazouly.




Hay Carriers, El Badrashin in 1957 by Ramses Marzouk
Hay Carriers, El-Badrashin in 1957 - Photo courtesy of Ramses Marzouk

The following photo is taken by Ramses Marzouk. It portrays how hay was carried in el-Badrashin district during 1957. Marzouk underwent numerous training in Paris and Italy, qualifying him to be one of Egypt’s most significant cinematographers.




Nile flood, 1923
Nile Flood in 1923 - Photo courtesy of Mohamed el-Ghazouly

Nile flood in 1923. This photo portrays the flood that occurred in the Giza Pyramids in 1923. It is one of the photos that were exhibited in Dubai Photo Exhibition. The photo is taken by Mohamed el-Ghazouly.


 
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