Hadeer Mahmoud
Hadeer Mahmoud

A large number of arrests have taken place in Egypt since the revolution of January 25, 2011, many of them unfounded. With many lovers left behind, inspiring stories of love, loss, and longing are being told by heartbroken women. Some of them found relief in my project, which offered them the opportunity to talk about their stories and shed light on their husband’s situations. But others were afraid that participating in the project would cause problems for their spouses.

Here are the stories of Sara, Omnia, and Eliane.

Artist Bios

  • Hadeer Mahmoud

    Hadeer Mahmoud is an Egyptian news and documentary photographer. She graduated in 2012 from Ain Shams University, where she studied law. In 2011, she took her first step into photojournalism by joining El-Tahrir, a local Egyptian newspaper. She covered many important stories regarding the Egyptian revolution — strikes, protests and clashes. In March 2012, Hadeer joined Al-Watan newspaper, where she currently works.


  • United Photo Industries (UPI)

    United Photo Industries (UPI)

    United Photo Industries (UPI) is a New York based nonprofit organization that works to promote a wider understanding of, and increased access to, the art of photography.

    Since its founding in 2011, UPI has rapidly solidified its position in the public art landscape by continuing to showcase thought-provoking, challenging, and exceptional photography from across the globe. In its first seven years, UPI has presented the work of more than 2,500 visual artists in gallery exhibitions and public art installations worldwide.

love, loss, and longing

 archive : 2018

Featuring: Hadeer Mahmoud

Curated by: James Estrin David Gonzalez

Presented by: United Photo Industries (UPI)
  • United Photo Industries (UPI)


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