Wed, Sep 14, 2022 1:00 PM –

Wed, Oct 5, 2022 4:00 PM (GMT+2)

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The Photographic Gallery

AUC Avenue, P.O. Box 74, New Cairo, 11835, Egypt


What does family mean today? You are cordially invited to the Photography Gallery for the Keep it in the Family exhibition showcasing students from the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The photography exhibition comprises visual stories that look at family life from different perspectives. The project work has been made as part of the Photography Foundations course, where students are invited to work on a family-themed project. Professors Ronnie Close, Nadia Mounier and Ahmed Husseiny guide students through the process as these young photographers reflect on their personal lives and experiences through the camera to ask what the family means.

This course project asks what the family means today and how it is defined in the 21st century. Developments in technology mean we share our family memories and moments in an instant as the social media image has become a phenomenon of everyday life. This student exhibition covers the contemporary family in several situations through creative approaches by young photographers. They share ideas of belonging, kinship, and absence, to open a window onto how the family is, in a way, a cultural construct. These visual stories reveal how photography can be a means of creating new images of family and a family of images that sheds light on this universal subject to rethink our place within the family condition.

These young photographers have used imaginative and intimate photographic perspectives to provide insight into current photographic practice. Approaches overlap in curious ways as family photos are restaged, cameras look at social challenges, and family trees are explored to push the limits of photo-documentary reality.
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