Monochrome Exhibit Captures Life in Egypt in Black and White; View Photos

The Great Sand Sea, Siwa. Courtesy of the Photographic Gallery at the American University in Cairo
The Great Sand Sea, Siwa. Courtesy of the Photographic Gallery at the American University in Cairo

Monochrome: The Photography of Amr El Sawah at The Photographic Gallery captures life in Egypt on film. For pictures from the exhibition, scroll through the slideshow above.   

The exhibition displays the work of Egyptian photographer Amr El Sawah, with images of desert scenes and portraits, as well as everyday life activities from all of Egypt, including the White Desert, Siwa, Sinai, Alexandria and Aswan. The  atmosphere that El Sawah's black and white photographs creates carries viewers through his 12-year journey in Egypt.

"It is extremely hard to put into words what I feel toward these photographs and the memories they produced," says El Sawah. "They mean a great deal to me and have deeply impacted my life.” 

Amr El Sawah is a 37-year-old graduate of Alexandria University where he majored in political science. He has had two exhibitions at the Library of Alexandria and one at the opening of Wekalet Behna for Visual Arts. 

The exhibition will remain on view at in AUC's Photographic Gallery at the New Cairo campus until Thursday, January 14.