BIOGRAPHY

Hamada Elrasam is a painter-turned-photographer with a law degree from Cairo University and a passion for visual storytelling. From the painful legacies of the Egyptian revolution and the Rwandan genocide to the front line of Europe's migration crisis on the Greek island of Lesbos.
Over the last nine years, Hamada's work has been published by the IGIHE.com, Associated Press, Al-Masry Al-Youm, Voice of America, GlobalPost, Agence France-Press, 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 Press-Photo First Prize Award. The Egyptian Photojournalist Society awarded him again in 2019 for his visual story "Devotion To Mary." In 2015, the Associated Press published his project "Traces of the Conflict," which he produced as part of the Arab Documentary Photography Program's first cycle. Hamada is currently a freelance photojournalist and videographer based 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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