SAYEDA is a photographic work about women in Egypt. I travelled to Egypt on various occasions to do portraits and interviews with women from different walks of life.
Many people in Egypt fight against violations of human, and in particular, women´s rights. In my work, I approached Egyptian women from different social environments whose position in society depends on religion, education, age and socio-economic situation. This work explores the issue of what it means to be a woman in Egypt today.
Ia am so thankful to all women I had the great pleasure to meet, listen to and learn from!
I received a grant from the German foundation “VG Bild-Kunst” for this project. I was also award the “Grenzgänger” scholarship from the Literarisches Colloqium Berlin and the Robert Bosch Foundation, and this work was supported by the Goethe-Institut in Cairo.
To see all portraits and read all interviews and also wondeful essays by political scientist Hoda Salah and Art Historian Franziska Schmidt, please have a look at the book:
Amélie Losier, SAYEDA. Frauen in Ägypten. Women in Egypt. Femmes d’Égypte, at Editions Nimbus. Kunst und Bücher, 2017, ISBN 978-3-03850-037-7