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Art Alert: International photo fest opens at Egypt's Gezira Art Centre this week

The Gezira Art Centre on Wednesday 12 Feb opens its International Gezira Contemporary Photography Festival with the participation of 28 professionals from 20 countries around the world

Ahram Online, Monday 10 Feb 2014
Gezira Art Centre
Gezira Art Centre, venue of the International Gezira Contemporary Photography Festival opening 12 Feb (Photo: Cairo Governorate Website)
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On Wednesday 12 February, 28 professional photographers from 20 different countries will participate in the International Gezira Contemporary Photography Festival's second edition hosted by the Gezira Art Centre in Zamalek.

In cooperation with the Central Administration of Cultural Centres headed by Mohamed Diab, and curated by Egyptian photographer Ayman Lotfy, the festival will exhibit an exceptional selection of works by a multitude of acclaimed photographers with a number of international awards to their names.

The event will include appearances by Minister of Culture Saber Arab, Head of the Fine Arts Sector Salah El-Meligy and a number of ambassadors and public figures.

Meligy expressed his delight at this important artistic venture, welcoming the art works from various corners of the world and hoping the festival will positively influence Egyptian audiences' appreciation of the aesthetic and conceptual qualities of photography.

Hosted every second year in Cairo, the festival will later be received by the Egyptian Art Academy in Rome, Italy, as it traditionally travels to one of the participating countries.

The festival opens on Wednesday 12 February at 7pm
Gezira Art Centre, Al-Sheikh Al-Marsafy Street, Zamalek, Cairo

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