Capturing Cairo’s Beauty, Chaos, and People
Over two years old, #cairosaturdaywalks was born from an unbound love for Cairo and a strong desire to get to know the city better, discover hidden gems and more importantly practice photography. What started off as a one-man show by Karim El Hayawan quickly grew to larger expeditions.
With over 3,700 images being taken from the weekly walks, it only seemed fair to give back to the various communities. The collective exhibition was curated by Karim El Hayawan and Nour Kamel, and brought together over 50 local, international, professional and amateur photographers with a common passion for Cairo. The exhibition featured a diverse body of work offering a glimpse into the weekly explorations from the past two years of weekly Cairo Saturday Walks. Concurrent exhibition venues, Photopia in Heliopolis and Markaz in Zamalek displayed work from participating photographers during the last days of January and the first week of February. All proceeds from photo sales went towards building a children’s playground or a small library in one of the frequently visited areas.