Arts & Culture

In Photos: The Egyptian Cinematographers Taking Stills to New Heights

In Photos: The Egyptian Cinematographers Taking Stills to New Heights

Cinematographers are primarily responsible for photographing films, but in reality, they have unsung power and influence. The cinematographer—also known as a director of photography (DOP)—is responsible for creating the visual artistry of every single shot; an art mastered only by DOPs.

In recent years, Egyptian films and television shows have shone in their outstanding cinematography, with stills and shots that linger in the minds of viewers long after they have passed. More often than not, Egyptian cinematographers manage to seep into human emotions and the viewers’ minds with shots, sometimes even more than the dialogue and acting.

From silver to television screens, here are some stills of the most memorable cinematographic moments by Egyptian DOPs in recent years.

Taht El Wesaya (Under Guardianship) by Beshoy Rosefelt (2022)

El Harsha El Saba’a (The Seventh Year Itch) by Mostafa Fahmy (2022)

Kira w Gen (Kira and Gen) by Ahmed Al Morsy (2022)

Paranormal by Ahmed Beshary (2020)

El Mamar (The Passage) by Ayman Abou el Makarem (2019)

Qabeel by Ahmed Gabr (2019)

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Farah Rafik is a graduate from the American University in Cairo (AUC) with a dual degree in Multimedia Journalism and Political Science. After being an active participant in Model United Nation (MUN) conferences both locally and internationally, Farah discovered her love for writing. When she isn’t writing about Arts & Culture for Egyptian Streets, she is busy watching films and shows to review. Writing isn’t completed without a coffee or an iced matcha latte in hand—that she regularly spills. She occasionally challenges herself in reading challenges on Goodreads, and can easily read a book a day.

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