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David Degner


Snapshot: Khartoum

[Cell phone penetration is very high throughout Sudan though most people have numbers on all the major networks to cover dead areas and reduce their bills. Photo by David Degner.]

While working on a story in Sudan I found myself using my iPhone much more than my professional camera for personal snapshots. Mainly because it is easy, discrete, and has a deep depth of field. These are Instagram snapshots of observations and daily life in the Sudanese capital over a week in early January 2014. During this trip I was constantly reminded that Khartoum hasn't changed much. Even with the separation of South Sudan the capital looked almost exactly the same ...

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David Degner is a photojournalist living in Cairo, Egypt, seeking out interesting stories and ideas. He studied photojournalism and philosophy in Kentucky and interned at a few newspapers and returned to Egypt to freelance.  He does not fly around or parachute in and hire fixers. He tries to be the local expert, cultivating long-term relationships, telling untold stories, and giving novel analysis.