Heba Khamis


Heba Khamis is an independent Egyptian visual researcher. She won first prize in the 'Contemporary Issues, stories' category of the 2018 World Press Photo Contest.

In 2017, she was selected for the Joop Swart masterclass and was awarded with PHmuseum women photographers grant and the Ian Parry award, among other international awards.

After graduating with a bachelor in painting, Heba had a career shift and worked as a photojournalist. During this time, she covered the two revolutions in Egypt and the aftermath. Later, her photography took on more of a documentary style, following a period of volunteering in Uganda. Khamis became more focused on the social and humanitarian issues. She has worked on a number of issues, such as breast ironing in Cameroon, gay prostitution among refugees in Germany and transgender people in Egypt.

World Press Photo Involvement:
Award-winning photographer 2018 Photo Contest
Award-winning photographer 2019 Photo Contest

Heba Khamis on Social Media: 
Instagram: @heba_khamis


Heba Khamis

Photo credit: Emma Sejersen