Ebrahim Bahaa-Eldin is a multi-disciplinary artist and photographer currently based in Cairo. A student of anthropology at the American University in Cairo (AUC), Ebrahim uses his studies to guide his approach to his photography. His work integrates the notions of space, time and memory and how we relate to them. Through questioning and reinterpreting reality, Ebrahim explores new forms of storytelling and attempts to understand one’s surroundings and establish a personal connection with them.
Alongside his personal and ethnographic projects, Ebrahim has photographed for IKEA, ZN ALI and UNTY Designs. His photographs have appeared in publications including Atmos Earth and he has participated in collective exhibitions at the Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool, UK, Le18 in Marrakech, Morocco and Cairo Photo Week 2021 in Cairo, Egypt.
Ebrahim is the recipient of the Altorki Award for Ethnographic Research, presented by AUC's school of humanities and social sciences. In 2023, he received the inaugural Community Jameel Creative Talent Grant for his photography of the Abdul Latif Jameel Centre for Middle East Management Studies, located in Downtown Cairo at AUC's Greek Campus. The 1989 building offers an example of modern architecture that was built to be versatile and flexible in form and function, with details that honour local climatic and cultural traditions.
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