Ali Zaraay (1994) Documentary Photographer in Cairo. He...
Ali Zaraay (1994) Documentary Photographer in Cairo. He studied in Hochschule Hannover's International Program of Documentary and Photojournalism, Ali did his residency in Cite Des Arts, Paris 2023. He has worked as a press photographer 2012-2016 in a variety of Egyptian newspapers. Since 2015, he has been working on his long-term documentary project “Crawling on Dust” with the Nomadic Bedouins of Egypt, which recently received a grant from the Culture Resource and AFAC's ADPP,2024. Ali currently is interested in interactive installations and public exhibitions, and has been engaged in curation,creative production and book-making.

He recently founded “Safena 7” collective that offers a space for critical and multidisciplinary collective discussions around photography and visual arts in Egypt. Ali’s current artworks are concerned with the change in the city, the demolition, construction and displacement. He believes in the importance of contemporary multimedia tools; collage, installations, video, sound and web-documentaries to complement photography.

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