Description or Abstract
Look anywhere online and you will find that an image search for Egypt will produce one of two possible results: either the pyramids and the sphinx or similar pharaonic artifacts or mass protests and demonstrations from the Arab Spring. But beyond the clichés, photography in Egypt has had a long and rich tradition – one of daring portraiture, classic wedding photographs and modern street photography. Listen as this audio documentary delves into that journey. Photography in Egypt has a long and rich history.This audio documentary will tell you exactly how photography in Egypt went from master photographers making classic studio portraits to the tech-savvy Instagram crowd of today with their filters and smartphones.
Cairo, photography, audio, documentary, Van Leo, Instagram, Paul Geday, Heba Farid, studio
Journalism & Mass Communication Department
This audio documentary was produced by Nadine Awadalla for the audio production course at The American University in Cairo taught by Professor Kim Fox in spring 2015. Special thanks to my interviewees Professors Heba Farid and Paul Geday and fellow AUC student Habiba El Gendy. Music is the opening track of 1952 movie “El Maganeen Fi Na’eem”, and the tracks “Egypt Strut” and “A Tribute to the Sun Ra” by Salah Ragab and the Cairo Jazz Band. Sound effects courtesy of Soundbible.com
5 p.; 00:09:15
Awadalla, Nadine, "Through the lens: Egypt from Van Leo to Instagram" (2015). Audiovisual Projects. 47.