3 Egyptians Shortlisted In World's Biggest Photography Contest



Fri, 26 Feb 2016 - 12:55 GMT


Fri, 26 Feb 2016 - 12:55 GMT

Three Egyptian photographers were shortlisted this week in the Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s biggest photography competition, beating out some 230,100 entries in the competition for a share of the $30,000 prize.

The shortlisted photographers, selected by an expert panel of judges, are Nader Saadallah in the Open Arts & Culture category, Ahmed Gaber in the Youth Portraiture category and Armand Tamboly in the Professional Portraiture category.

Based in Alexandria, Nader Saadallah works as a photographer, videographer and documentary filmmaker. In his shortlisted image, 'Culture's soul', Saadallah has beautifully captured participants of the famous Impression Lijiang show, a cultural outdoor production demonstrating the traditions and lifestyles of the Naxi, Yi and Bai people of China.

[caption id="attachment_462372" align="alignleft" width="620"]by Nader Saadallah by Nader Saadallah[/caption]

A 19-year-old student at the Faculty of Commerce in Alexandria, Ahmed Gaber spends all his spare time taking photos. With a strong interest in daily life, portrait, and street photography, Gaber hopes to one day work as a photojournalist. Gaber's shortlisted image, 'Rasheed', is a stunning image of children playing in the town of Rasheed.

Berlin-based Armand Tamboly specialises in people, fashion and travel photography. Tamboly likes to challenge the division between art and design. Tamboly's shortlisted series 'Stereotypes', is a beautiful and thought-provoking series of portraits of men styled with feminine hairstyles. With the images Tamboly wants to raise awareness about social stereotypes by confronting our perception of masculinity and femininity.

The winners will be announced at a Gala Ceremony in London on April 21st. The shortlisted photographers will also have their work shown in London as part of the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition in April and May and be published in the 2016 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book.



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