Heba Farid


Heba Farid is an artist, curator, researcher and educator in photography based in Cairo. She is co-founder of TINTERA, a photographic art consultancy which opened in 2019. 

Heba Farid is also a founder of the Contemporary Image Collective (CiC), an art center dedicated to the visual image in Cairo which opened in 2012. Both independently and as the former coordinator of the photographic heritage program for CULTNAT, a satellite of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, she has curated and collaborated on exhibitions based on historic photograph collections and has participated in and published articles for several regional symposiums and journals on archiving and Egypt’s photographic heritage. 

Having received professional training in preservation and management of photograph collections, Heba Farid is an alumni of the Middle East Photograph Preservation Initiative. She has a background in architecture from Canada and the USA, and formerly taught photography in the Visual Arts program at the American University in Cairo. 

World Press Photo Involvement:
2023 World Press Photo Contest jury member

Heba Farid
Portrait credit: Barry Iverson