Eman Helal


Born in 1985, Eman Helal graduated in 2006 from Cairo University, where she studied mass communication. She is currently a photographer at the Egyptian daily newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm. Helal began her photography career working for different local newspapers and as a stringer for The Associated Press, Polka Magazine and Stern magazine. Her main interests are covering hard news and documentary projects about human rights. In 2012, she participated in the Noor Images, Al-Liquindoi and CIC photojournalism workshop in Egypt, and in 2013 was named one of Magnum’s five Human Rights Fellows, later participating in the Noor-Nikon Masterclass in Conflict Photography, in Bayeux, France. Helal’s photographs have been included in such exhibitions as the Press Syndicate Annual Exhibition (2008 - 2012), and Cairo Open City — New Testimonies From An Ongoing Revolution (Museum of Photography in Braunschweig, Germany, 2012). Her work won a third prize at the Egypt Press Photo Awards in 2011.

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