In May 2021, Gyptian returned to Kodak Passageway to organise another landmark photography exhibition, showcasing the artistic talents of more than 20 emerging and established Egyptian photographers.
The Gyptian Photo Show was organised in collaboration with Al Ismaelia, and focused on Egyptian photographers active both in Egypt and across the world. The artwork displayed included different categories of photography, including natural landscapes, drone shots, street photography, architectural documentation, and abstract artworks.
All of the photographs exhibited at the Gyptian Photo Show are available for to browse and order and www.gyptian.co.
Cities are much more than brick and mortar, buildings and towers, streets, roads, & intersections. What makes a city, what make a place truly urban, is its connectivity; the connectivity of its many parts, coalescing into one whole, transcending time and space. As such, cities are much more than simply the sum of their parts; they are living, breathing entities, and just like life appears in organisms through the myriad connections within their bodies, so is life found in cities as a result of connections, and most specifically the connections of people.
In November 2019, Gyptian organised Connection Cairo, an exhibition exploring the different ways Cairenes come together in one of the world's most hectic, but also most exciting, cosmopolitan centres. All of the artwork at Connection Cairo - both photography & installations - was created by homegrown Egyptian artists, combining both established names with emerging talents.
From May 15-25th, 2019, Gyptian organised its first exhibition at Kodak Passageway in Downtown Cairo, named See Another Side. Gyptian chose to highlight the beauty and diversity of Egypt for this first project, with the title of the exhibition serving as an open invitation for all visitors to come and ‘see another side’ of Egypt through the eyes of the exhibiting artists. The spread of the medium of photography in Egypt has been rapid over the past years, building on a long tradition of photography in the country. This has resulted in many young photographers being able to demonstrate their artistic capabilities to the world, especially through the advent of social media. See Another Side built on this development, allowing both established artists and up-and-coming talents to display their photography to the general public.
The 14 featured artists were all young Egyptian photographers who have captured different scenes of everyday life around the country. Their artwork showcased not just the lifestyles and habits of the Egyptian people, but also the vastly different – but still interconnected – locations around the country, from dense cityscapes and bustling markets, to wide open deserts and the aquamarine waters of the sea. The goal of the exhibition was to expose visitors to the various sides of Egypt that perhaps they may not have encountered before, and in all cases to highlight the beauty of Egypt, no matter where the photograph was taken.