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ONLINE TALK: Storytelling and the Documentation of Conflicts with Photographer Laura El-Tantawy
22nd September 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Join us for a talk with award-winning British Egyptian documentary photographer Laura El-Tantawy interviewed by Dr Julie Bonzon.
A selection of works from El-Tantawy’s acclaimed series ‘In the Shadow of the Pyramids’ will be exhibited in our London gallery in September, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of its publication. Featured alongside our exhibition ‘Close Enough: Robert Capa’, El-Tantawy’s painterly, lyrical and introspective photographs encourage conversations about storytelling and the documentation of conflicts today.
‘In the Shadow of the Pyramids’ tells the story of the deep socio-political changes between 2005 and 2014 in Egypt. It documents the revolution and its emotional toll and impact on people’s lives. The series was self-published as a book in 2011 and has been reprinted on the occasion of its 10th anniversary. ‘In the Shadow of the Pyramids’ was shortlisted for the prestigious Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize in 2016, awarded annually to a photographer who made the most significant contribution to the photographic medium in Europe during the past year.