BIOGRAPHY

Hamada Elrasam is a painter turned photographer with a law degree from Cairo University and a one-year certificate program obtained from the International Center of Photography in New York (ICP). Between 2011 and 2022, Hamada frequently covered local and international news and reported extensively on humanitarian crises and unrest in Egypt, Rwanda, and Greece. His notable contribution to photography has earned him the First Prize Award for his image of a protest clash in Cairo from the Egyptian Photojournalist Society in 2012 Egypt Press-Photo, and again in 2019 for his visual story “Devotion To Mary.” 
Elrasam has over ten years of photography experience. His work has been published by several publications, including IGIHE, Associated Press, Al- Masry Al-Youm, Voice Of America, Agence France-Press, Los Angeles Review of Books, Le Monde Diplomatique, ABC News, Mada Masr, Jacobin, Al-Monitor, Truthout, BBC, CNN, The Guardian, Christian Science Monitor, among others.
In 2013, VOA interviewed Hamada on his work during the Egyptian revolution and how photojournalists in the region worked under pressure. In March 2015, Truthout interviewed him for his coverage of the Coptic families of Egyptians who were abducted and subsequently executed by ISIS militants in Libya “Who Stands Behind?". Then, in June 2015, he was interviewed about his work on Living and Dying After Rwanda’s 1994 Genocide
 Hamada is currently an independent photojournalist and video maker in Cairo, Egypt.



EDUCATION AND TRAINING

- Diploma in Translation and Interpretation, American University in Cairo, Egypt (2015)
- Grantee, Arab Documentary Photography Program, Beirut, Lebanon (2014)
- Certificate in Hostile Environment Training, TYR Solutions Limited, Lebanon (2012)
- Certificate in Visual Storytelling in an Open Society, Al-liquindoi Workshops, Contemporary Image Collective and NOOR Agency, Cairo, Egypt (2012)
- Bachelor of Laws from the Faculty of Law, Cairo University, Egypt (2011) 
- Diploma in Cinematography, Film Palace Cultural Center, Cairo, Egypt (2009)

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