Art Alert: Egyptian Nobel prize-winning writer Naguib Mahfouz honoured in photography exhibition

Ahram Online , Saturday 28 Aug 2021

The opening of the Duat exhibition parallels 15th anniversary of Naguib Mahfouz s death

Duat

The Duat exhibition honouring the memory of the Egyptian Nobel prize-winning novelist Naguib Mahfouz will be launched on 30 August at the Consoleya co-working space in Downtown Cairo.

The exhibition showcases a series of photographs taken by Mohamed Hegzay documenting the daily life of Naguib Mahfouz in different times of his life from 1992 till he passed away in 2005.

“Duat” is the afterlife in ancient Egyptian mythology, where kings and queens come back to life to talk about their life deeds to the god Anubis on the day of judgment.

Mohamed Hegazy was an Egyptian photographer, born 30 August 1964 and raised in Cairo. He studied business at Ain Shams University and later started his journey with Al-Ahram Newspaper as an intern in 1990. He was hired later as a photojournalist covering different sectors, including sports, youth, arts, and entertainment. Following that, he became the photography department manager and vice editor in chief at Nisf Al-Dunia Magazine.

Programme:

The exhibition opens on 30 August 2021 at 6pm
The display continues until 4 September
Consoleya Co-working space
5 El-Fadl Street, off Talaat Harb, downtown Cairo
Consoleya opening hours: Tue-Thu from 5 - 11pm / Fri-Sat 11am - 11pm

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