The Longing of The Stranger Whose Path Has Been Broken
Solo exhibition by Rehab Eldalil
14 September - 26 October 2023
The Photographic Gallery in Abdul Latif Jameel Hall at AUC New Cairo Campus curated an exhibition of the long term collaborative project The Longing Of The Stranger Whose Path Has Been Broken.
The exhibition reflects on what it means to be a Bedouin in contemporary times. Over a span of 10 years, the award-winning documentary photographer collaborated with the Bedouin community of south Sinai, Egypt to explore the notions of belonging and interconnectedness between people and land, while reconnecting with her own indigenous ancestry. This approach culminated into a body of work that celebrates the indigenous experience by acknowledging the community’s voice and collaboration in the creative process. The exhibition showcased a complementary collection of photographs, poetry, embroidered photographs, and video.
The Longing Of The Stranger Whose Path Has Been Broken was developed under Arab Funds for Arts and Culture (AFAC) and Magnum Foundation’s Arab Documentary Photography (ADP) Program 2020 and National Geographic Society’s Emergency Grant for Journalists 2020. The project was published as a book in early 2023, and is available for sale worldwide.
Rehab Eldalil is a documentary photographer, visual storyteller and educator based in Egypt. Her work focuses on the broad theme of identity explored through participatory creative practices. She works on personal projects and with Non-Governmental Oragnisations (NGOs) and publications documenting human interest stories in the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) region. Eldail is a recipient of multiple prestigious awards, including the Creative Activism award 2021, FotoEvidence W Award 2022, World Press Photo Regional Award 2022, Premi Albert Camus award 2022 and Photo Frome Photobook Award 2023, and her work has been exhibited worldwide.