Mosa’ab Elshamy

photojournalist, Egypt visit website

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Mosa’ab Elshamy is a Cairo-based freelance photojournalist who specializes in news, politics and current affairs. He has covered the Egyptian revolution, the latest Gaza war, as well as in-depth socio-economic and cultural photostories.

Elshamy’s images have been featured in TIME, The Economist, Harper’s Bazaar, Foreign Policy Magazine, and Al Jazeera.

In 2012, he won the Egypt International Photography Contest and Arab Union of Photographers competition and was shortlisted for numerous awards including the Terry O’Neil award, Hasselbald and Professional Photographer of The Year. His photography has been exhibited in Egypt, Germany and England.


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An interview with Egyptian photojournalist and Reporting Change multimedia workshop participant Mosa’ab Elshamy.

Production & Interview: Jennifer Noland
Camera: Jochem Bakker
Post-production: Sarah Levitt