Amr Alfiky is an award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker based in New York City. He is currently a Photographer Fellow with The New York Times. Amr studied medicine at Alexandria University in Egypt and assisted as a field medic during the 2011 Egyptian revolution. Shortly afterwards he began photographing and in 2013 co-founded Janaklees for Visual Arts in Egypt. He moved to the U.S. in 2014 due to the ongoing crackdown on activists and journalists and began documenting the lives of fellow Egyptian immigrants. Amr’s work documenting the Muslim American experience has been featured in The New York Times, Reuters, TIME, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Huffington Post and other major international publications.
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Naeem Mohaiemen makes films, installations and essays about utopia, borders, and families. He is author of Prisoners of Shothik Itihash (Kunsthalle Basel 2014) and Midnight’s Third Child (Nokta, forthcoming); editor of Between Ashes and Hope: Chittagong Hill Tracts in the Blind Spot of Bangladesh Nationalism (Drishtipat, 2010), and co-editor (w/ Lorenzo Fusi) of System Error: War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (Silvana, 2007) and (w/ Eszter Szakacs) of Solidarity Must Be Defended (Tranzit, forthcoming).
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