Hamada Elrasam (b. 1987 inEgypt) is a Cairo-based freelance documentary photographer, photojournalist,and videographer who covers humanitarian stories with a critical and creative eye. From the painful legacies of the Egyptian revolution and the Rwandan genocide, to the frontline of Europe’s migration crisis on the Greek island of Lesvos, he has dedicated his practice to the advancement of social justice and human rights.
Over the last eight years, Hamada’s work has been published by the AssociatedPress, Voice of America, GlobalPost, Agence France-Presse, Al-MasryAl-Youm, Los Angeles Review of Books, Le Monde diplomatique, ABC News, Mada Masr, Jacobin, Al-Monitor, Truthout, among others.
His image of a protest clash in Cairo won the Egyptian Photojournalist Society’s 2012 Egypt PressPhoto Award. In 2015, the Associated Press published his project “Traces of the Conflict,” which he produced as part of the first cycle of the Arab Documentary Photography Program.
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)