Last Update 19:12
Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Art Alert: 3rd Cairo Photo Slide Jam to be held at Photopia

The third Cairo Photo Slide Jam, an initiative that aims to provide an open and intercultural platform for discussions about photography, goes to Photopia on 21 February

Ahram Online, Thursday 13 Feb 2014
Photo John Perkins
Photo: John Perkins
Views: 1131
Views: 1131

The Cairo Photo Slide Jam, a monthly initiative seeking to promote photography from Egypt, explore contemporary trends and address questions pertaining to the field, will hold its third session at Photopia on Friday 21 February.

Brainchild of Egyptian-British photographer Laura El-Tantawy, the "Jam" features a line-up of contemporary photographers from Egypt and beyond, who are invited to show their work to peers and audiences as discussions tackle the ideas and aesthetics behind the work.

Photographer David Degner, the Cairo Photo Slide Jam's guest curator for the month of February, has settled on the theme "Developing Photojournalism: fine art and commercial photography in Egypt."

"After an intense period of growth in Egypt's photojournalism community, we need to step back, change our perspective, and widen our view," reads the press release.

The participating photographers are Mohammed Ezz, Dominique Mauri, John Perkins, Heba Khalifa, Yasser Alwan, Mireille El Magrissy, Bryonne Dunne, Rena Effendi, and Myriam Abdelaziz.

The first edition of the Cairo Photo Slide Jam was held at Photopia on 14 December 2013 while the second session was hosted by the Contemporary Image Collective (CIC) headquarters in downtown Cairo on 23 January.


Friday, 21 February at 7pm
15 Somal St, Al-Korba, Heliopolis, Cairo

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.