Arts & Culture

Photographing the blind people of Egypt

Photographing the blind people of Egypt

b6

At least 800,000 Egyptians are blind, according to a report by the Egyptian Ministry of Health published in partnership with the World Health Organization.

In an attempt to document blind people’s lives in Egypt, photojournalist Mostafa Darwish has been working on his multimedia project “Light and Dark,” since April 2013.

In addition to a documentary featuring stories of blind people, Darwish’s photos show blind people in their houses, schools, public transport, work, and places of worship.b17

One of the “most impressive” people Darwish met is Mohamed Ali from Al-Zagazig, a 28 year-old father of two girls who works as a computer technician despite his disability.

Darwish’s project, which has won several awards including Dubai Nikon Festival’s award, tries to cover most aspects of the living as a blind person.

b10

“I tried to cover how they eat, how they cook, how they live,” he said.

Contemporary Dance Night Hypnotizes Egypt
Jadal: Reintroducing Jordanian Music

Subscribe to our newsletter


Arts & Culture
@DailyNewsEgypt

Daily News Egypt is a completely independent news provider for Egypt and the wider MENA region.

More in Arts & Culture

Egyptian Actress Shines in Netflix’s New Unconventional Series ‘Kaleidoscope’: Review

Amina Zaineldine and Farah Rafik28 January 2023

Why Khairy Beshara’s Cult Classics Are More Relevant Now Than Ever

Amina Abdel-Halim22 January 2023

The Egyptian Streets’ Team Recommends: Books to Read in Your 20s

Farah Rafik21 January 2023

New Aten Museum in Minya to Be Open for the Public

Egyptian Streets14 January 2023

Wegz to Share Stage with American Rapper Travis Scott at Abu Dhabi Festival

Mona Abdou9 January 2023

World’s Largest Floating Book Fair Arrives in Egypt’s Port Said

Egyptian Streets4 January 2023

Wrapping Up 2022: Top Egyptian Shahid Productions

ES Buzz27 December 2022

Fatma Said and Nader Abbassi to Perform in Grand Egyptian Museum’s First Public Event

Marina Makary20 December 2022