February 2015 . Cairo
Ongoing work about egyptian women: by flying back to Egypt, i made portraits of egyptian women combined with interviews and a reportage.
Lot of people in Egypt is fighting against the violation of human rights and especially women's rights. By my work, I want to approach egyptian women from different social environments, whose position in the society is depending on religion, education, age and their socioeconomic situation, in light of the question: what does it mean to be a woman in Egypt today?
Therefor I received the support of the german foundation VG Bild-Kunst, as well as the scholarship Grenzgänger from the Literarisches Colloqium Berlin and the Robert Bosch Foundation.
To be continued...
Portrait of the artist Heba Khalifa, Cairo