Mosa'ab Elshamy

Egypt

Mosa’ab Elshamy is a freelance photojournalist based in Cairo. He covers current affairs, as well as in-depth socio-economic and cultural photo stories. His coverage of the Egyptian revolution and subsequent events, as well as of the 2012 conflict in Gaza, has gained him wide exposure, providing images and photo stories for such publications as Time magazine, Harper’s magazine, The Economist, and Foreign Policy magazine, as well as to Al Jazeera English. He also has supplied images to such agencies as AFP, EPA, Getty and Anadolu. In 2013, Time selected one of his photographs of the violence in Rabaa as one of its top ten photos of the year. Elshamy has also won an Award of Excellence from POYi, and in 2012 won the Egypt International Photography Contest and Arab Union of Photographers competitions, and was shortlisted for numerous awards, including the Terry O’Neil Award, Hasselblad Award, and Professional Photographer of the Year. His photography has been exhibited in Egypt, Germany and England. Elshamy has worked with Amnesty International and a number of other institutions on photo campaigns, and has lived throughout the Middle-East and Africa, including in Sudan, Nigeria, Yemen, Ethiopia and Egypt.

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