Céline Pilch Omar Gazar Sarah ElMasry Youssef ElNahas
May 13 – June 16 2023
Opening Friday, May 12, 19.00 Uhr
Noise and dust.
Between buildings and streets.
A chair, a tree.
A sandwich, falafel and foul.
Two cigarettes, coffee and tea.
A hairdresser, a cat and Oum Kalthuom.
The passage will stay while life passes away.
Through the eyes of four photographers from Egypt and Germany, the exhibition looks into the center of the metropolis of Cairo. Alongside the hectic rhythm of the main streets, the images follow the melody of small paths and open up a view into a hidden world.
Based on a photo walk, PASSAGE not only shows life in the city’s winding passages, but also reflects on the power of analog photography to make the hidden visible. Each image is a decision, a path taken. By pressing the shutter, the photographer’s step manifests itself and gives us access to a detour, to a view, to a world.
The project started with a workshop by Ghalia Elsrakbi and Abdallah Sabry during Photo Week Cairo 2023 and was continued by the photographers in the Collective.