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Egyptian photographer Rehab Eldali, winner of the II Premis Mediterranis Albert Camus award

Egyptian photographer Rehab Eldalil received the Incipiens award at the II Premis Mediterranis Albert Camus Incipiens exhibition held in Sao Luis, Menorca this Saturday. Eldalil achieved this recognition with his project The Yearning of a Stranger Whose Way Was Broken, about the Bedouins of Egypt who live in invisibility, shrouded in media indifference to communication, and abandoned by the state.

The jury, which for this edition included researcher and writer Rasha Salti, Gumercindo Lafuente, director of Opinion at, and photographer and filmmaker Paolo Woods, were particularly impressed by Rehab Eldalil’s unusual approach. Assembling on the 12th, the jury members highlighted Eldalil’s use of several expressive languages ​​to inspire our imaginations, combining images, texts, embroidery and multimedia to immerse the viewer in the worlds of the Bedouin community he speaks to. belong. Through intriguing compositions and open images, the viewer discovers rather than perceives the life experience of the Bedouin community of the North Sinai Peninsula.

Eldalil dedicated the winning project to exploring the notion of belonging and the interconnectedness of people and land through the Bedouin community of St. Catherine in south Sinai, Egypt, in particular with the Jebeleah tribe, who have survived centuries of war, colonialism, drought and pandemics. , and played an important role in the restoration of the lands of the Egyptian Sinai. The photographer graduated from the Department of Photography at Helwan University in Cairo in 2011 and has additional qualifications in the UK and ICP in the USA. During his career, he received many prestigious scholarships and awards.

The Albert Camus Mediterranis Prizes are supported by the writer’s family and the Society for Camusian Studies and were born from the idea of ​​former Foreign Minister Miguel Ángel Moratinos, in addition to the San Luis City Hall and the sponsorship of the Tourism Promotion Foundation. from Menorca.


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