Amr Alfiky is an Egyptian documentary photographer and filmmaker based in New York City. He studied medicine at Alexandria University in Egypt and assisted as a field medic during the 2011 Egyptian revolution. Shortly afterward, he began photographing and in 2013, Amr co-founded one of Egypt’s prominent visual arts studios, Janaklees for Visual Arts.
He moved to the US in 2014 due to the ongoing crackdown of activists and photojournalists, and began documenting the lives of fellow Egyptian immigrants. Amr’s work documenting the Muslim American experience in the US has been featured in Reuters, The New York Times, TIME, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Huffington Post and other major international publications.
In 2017, he was selected to participate in The New York Portfolio Review, Eddie Adams Workshop and the Missouri Photo Workshop. Beside his work as a photojournalist, Amr was a Programs Intern at the Magnum Foundation and also worked as a teacher’s assistant with Fred Ritchin, the Dean of the International Center of Photography School. He is currently a student at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.