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.
May 15- May 25th, 2019