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Ahmed Ashraf


The Iron Way

[Cairo's train station, built in 1853, is the most important station in Egypt. Photo by Ahmed Ashraf.]

Two years ago, I took a ride on the train in Egypt. After experiencing this unique world, all I wanted to do was find the human inside the train — not the one who takes the train every now and again but the one who constantly uses it and has made it an enduring part of their life. These are the forlorn people who spend a quarter of every day just to go back and forth from work. They come from villages, cities, and small towns. The crowded third-class train, the cheapest ...

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Ahmed Ashraf is an independent, self-taught, Egyptian photographer. He focuses on telling visual stories about people that emphasize human dignity.

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