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Rob Stothard


A Cycle of Insecurity in Egypt's North Sinai

[Sheikh Aref Musallem Abu ‘Akr of the ‘Akoura family at his home in Sheikh Zuweid, North Sinai.]

Photos and text by Rob Stothard. Interviews by Rob Stothard and Max Strasser. Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, sandwiched between two old foes, is a territory of vital importance. Bordered by the Suez Canal to the west and Israel and the Gaza Strip to the east, North Sinai is home to a thriving smuggling trade and several notoriously rebellious Bedouin tribes. Since the popular uprising of January 2011 that ousted President Hosni Mubarak, the security situation in North Sinai ...

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Rob Stothard is a photographer based in London, England, who works for various editorial and commercial clients He holds a BSc in mathematics from the University of Leeds and an MA in photojournalism and documentary photography from the London College of Communication, University of Arts London. View more of his work on his website.