Rana El Nemr
Rana El Nemr (Egyptian, b. 1974, Hanover, Germany) is an artist who currently lives and works in Cairo, Egypt. Working primarily in photography, she has undertaken explorations of contemporary Egyptian urban life, including Cairo's architectural features, public/private spaces, and middle-class identity. She is a founding member of The Contemporary Image Collective (CIC, Cairo), whose programming of lectures, screenings, and workshops explore the changing role of photography in contemporary visual culture.
Education and career
El Nemr studied photojournalism, advertising, and arts at the American University, Cairo. She has exhibited internationally, including in Lebanon, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Finland, and the United States. One of El Nemr's noted series, The Metro, from 2003, presents women in traditional and non-tradition clothing in the Cairo subway, compositionally framed by the structure of the train cars.
Exhibitions and awards
- 2013 She Who Tells A Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
- 2005 Grand Prix, Photography Biennale, Bamako, Mali
- "She Who Tells a Story: Rana El Nemr". Broad Strokes: The National Museum of Women in the Arts' Blog. 2016-05-02. Retrieved 2017-03-04.
- Gresh, Kristen. She Who Tells A Story. MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
- "History & Mission: Contemporary Image Collective". Retrieved March 4, 2017.
- Saccoccia, Susan (2013). "In Their Eyes". The Boston Banner, Boston, MA. 49 – via ProQuest.
- Goldberg, Vicki (December 27, 2013). "Islamic World Through Women's Eyes". The New York Times. Retrieved March 4, 2017.
- Aly, Doa (2017). Condemned to Depth: Invisible Architecture in Rana El Nemr's Streams of Synonyms. Ibraaz.