Rehab Eldalil


Rehab Eldalil is a documentary photographer and visual storyteller born and currently based in Cairo, Egypt. Her work focuses on the broad theme of identity, explored through participatory creative practices.

In 2011, Eldalil received a photography BA from Helwan University, Cairo. Whilst graduating, she participated in the 25 January Egyptian Revolution, for which she co-authored a photobook, The Road To Tahrir, documenting the revolution's early weeks.

In addition to developing personal long-term projects, Eldalil works with NGOs and publications, documenting human rights issues in Egypt. During her time teaching photography at the American University in Cairo between 2013 and 2015, she began her research on collaborative lens based approaches and representation in visual storytelling.

Eldalil received her photography MA from Falmouth University, United Kingdom in 2020.

In 2021, she received a one year certificate in documentary photography from The International Center of Photography, United States and the following year, she received the Fotoevidence W Award 2022 to publish her long-term project The Longing Of The Stranger Whose Path Has Been Broken in a book form.

Reconnecting to her Bedouin ancestry, Eldalil co-founded Catherine Exists - a volunteer-based community center that empowers Bedouin communities in South Sinai, Egypt and provides medical services.

Eldalil is a member of the African Photojournalism Database, a directory of emerging and professional African visual journalists established by the World Press Photo Foundation and Everyday Africa.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2022 World Press Photo Contest winner

See Rehab Eldalil's From the Shadows' as part of Four to Follow #14 on Witness, World Press Photo's online magazine.

Rehab Eldalil on Social Media:
Instagram: @rehabeldalil

Rehab Eldalil

Portrait credit: Rehab Eldalil