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Hamada Elrasam


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[A man raises his hands in prayer during the storming of Rabaa al-Adaweya Square. A man covers his face with a scarf during a pro-Islamist march in Helwan. A helicopter flies over Tahrir Square during the 25 January 2011 commemorations in 2014. Photo by Hamada Elrasam.]

During the wave of uprisings and resulting crackdowns on Islamists in Egypt in 2013, all the media outlets were accused of taking sides. “When you point a camera to a side you neglect the rest of the real scene,” a protester said to me. “People are following those media outlets that confirm what is already in their minds, not to get new information!” he added. For this project, I have been shooting many events related to the latest waves of the uprising in Egypt including ...

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Hamada Elrasam

Hamada Elrasam is a documentary photographer working for Al-Masry Al-Youm, Associated Press, and Voice of America (VOA). He is also the first place winner of the Egypt Press Photo 2012 award from the Egyptian Photojournalist Society.

Hamada has been covering humanitarian stories in Rwanda, Lebanon, and Egypt. His attention has focused primarily on freedom protests and human rights issues.

His work has been exhibited in galleries at home in Egypt and abroad and is represented in private and public collections.

Hamada participated in the Al-Liquindoi, NOOR, and CIC Visual Storytelling in the Open Society Program in 2012. He was also a participant in the AFAC, Magnum, and Prince Clause Fund Arab Documentary Photography Program in 2014.