Amanda Mustard's photography depicts both the joy and the hardship associated with life in Cairo.
Mustard moved to Egypt at the age of 21, where she spent three years working as a photojournalist before moving to Bangkok. During her time there, Mustard risked daily harassment and potential danger, due to both her occupation and her gender.
Despite the environment, Mustard's photos do not focus solely on the conflict and political unrest. Instead, she wanted to offer a different perspective on what it was like living in Cairo, one that did not necessarily center around violence. For instance, a lot of Mustard's photos portray the communities of men engaging in Parkour; an activity that helps them stay grounded in the face of what's happening in Egypt.
Egyptian Documentary Photography
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Modern Medieval-Like Portraits
Gentrifying Neighborhood Photography