fares zaitoon

 

 

 Is a self-taught photographer and visual artist born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. Since childhood, he was passionate about collecting photographs until he pursued the art of making them himself in 2016. Dropping out of university to dedicate his full attention to making art and focusing on subject matter of topics he identifies with, he began to spotlight issues like drug addiction, where he reflects unmasked and intense moments that addicts go through. Since then, his projects focus on accessing very personal and almost restricted territories in order to translate universal emotions using his own visual vocabulary. His works were exhibited in Cairographie Festival in 2017; in ‘Hakawi’ as part of a Paris showcase organised by Cité Internationale des Arts; and in Zamalek Art Gallery in Egypt in 2019. His work was also featured in Vice Arabia, CNN Arabic, Mada Masr, Daily News, and Cairo Scene, and his most recent accomplishments include being shortlisted for the CAP Prize 2020 for Contemporary African Photography. 

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