Born in 1985, Eman Helal graduated in 2006 from Cairo University, where she studied mass communication. She is currently a photographer at the Egyptian daily newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm.
Eman began her photography career working in different local newspapers and as a stringer with The Associated Press, Polka Magazine and Stern magazine. Eman is interested in covering hard news and documentary projects about human rights.
In 2012, she completed a photo story called “I am blind, but proud” in a photojournalism workshop with NOOR Images, Al-Liquindoi and CIC in Egypt. In 2013, Eman was named one of Magnum's five Human Rights Fellows and participated in The NOOR-Nikon Masterclass in Conflict Photography in Bayeux, France.
Eman's photographs were included in the exhibitions “Press Syndicate Annual Exhibition” (2008 - 2012), “The People Is A Red Line” (2011), and “Cairo Open City — New Testimonies From An Ongoing Revolution” (Museum of Photography in Braunschweig, Germany, 2012).
Eman's work also won third prize in the Egypt Press Photo awards in 2011.