Bright Lights

Bright Lights Shadows

The Photographic Gallery in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication hosted an exhibition of contemporary photography, Bright Lights, Big Shadows, curated by Dr. Henry Woo. The exhibition features a selection of photography works by seven young and emerging Egyptian artists and reflects the contemporary pulse and mood of a young generation in Egypt. This selection of diverse subjects works looks at urban neurosis, alienation and longing for the tranquility that question privacy, freedom and conformity to gender roles. The visual projects respond to societal tensions to depict a subjective take on the collective consciousness of Cairenes today.



Bassam Ihab

Heba Khalifa

Nada El Shorbagy

Nadia Mounier

Nelly El Sharkawy

Nourhan Maayouf

Shady Habiba


Curated by: Henry Woo, PhD




  • Decoding the Gaze: How Images Shape and Represent Today’s Cultural Landscape 
    Exhibition Talk By Dr. Ronnie Close
  • Cairo New Wave: Youth Culture and Artistic Undercurrents in Contemporary Cairo
    Curator talk by Dr. Henry Woo
  • What We Talk about When We Talk about Art 
    Guided exhibition tour by gallery Curator