Art Alert: Egyptian photojournalist Alzoghby's work at Saad Zaghloul centre

Ahram Online , Sunday 4 Dec 2016

(Photo: fragment from Solo, Bassam Al Zoghby exhibition's promotional material)

Photographer Bassam Alzoghby will display his work under the title Solo at the Saad Zaghloul Cultural Center on 6 December.

“The exhibition is about a personal experience, reflecting on the feeling of loneliness, something I’ve thought of since I was young,” Alzoghby told Ahram Online.

Solo, which includes eight photos -- to be displayed at the size of 1x1 metre -- explores the feeling of loneliness, a very different theme from his day job.

Alzoghby is a photographer and photojournalist specialises in arts and culture.

His work has been featured in various Al-Ahram’s publications - including Ahram Online - for years.

Many of his photos capture the movement of actors during stage performances, playing on the line between fine art and photojournalism.

After he graduated from the Cairo Faculty of Law in 1993, Alzoghby started a career in photojournalism and has since worked for a range of publications including El-Hayah, El-Akhbar and El-Gomhouriya.

He began working at Al-Ahram in 2004.

Saad Zaghloul Cultural Centre will be hosting three other solos at the same time: The Holy Knowledge by Chadi Adib, Fi Hadret Mawlana (In The Presence of Mawlana) by Tamer Shaheen, and Sodfa (Coincidence) by Tarek Rady.

The exhibition opens on Tuesday 6 December at 7pm, and will run until 19 December
Open from 10 am to 2 pm, and 5pm to 9pm daily, except Fridays.
Saad Zaghloul Cultural Center, 2 Saad Zaghloul St., El Mounira, Cairo

For more arts and culture news and updates, follow Ahram Online Arts and Culture on Twitter at @AhramOnlineArts and on Facebook at Ahram Online: Arts & Culture 


Short link: