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Heba Khamis


Mahienour Al-Masry: An Icon of the Revolution in Prison

[Mahienour Al-Masry protests with the families of those killed on the 25th of January 2011 in front of the court during the trial of the officers responsible. 13 October 2013. Photo by Heba Khamis.]

Text and Photos by Heba Khamis Translated by Eman Hashim Whether as a revolutionary activist chanting at protests or as an attorney advocating on behalf of the underprivileged in the courtroom, Mahienour Al-Masry is a strong voice defending social justice and fighting police brutality. She chanted against the murders of Khaled Said and Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh and against the injustices suffered by Egyptian workers, whether under the rule of former president Hosni Mubarak, the ...

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Heba Khamis

Heba Khamis is a photojournalist based in Egypt. 

She has worked for Egyptian daily newspapers and websites Tahrir and Masry El Youm as well as a freelance photographer for international news agencies AP, EPA, and Xinhuanet. She has also worked for several NGOs, such as GIZ, documenting their development projects.

Her work has been published in The New York Times, Sunday Times, and The National.

To see more of her work visit her website