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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

TONIGHT : "Portraits of a Revolution: A conversation with photojournalist Eduardo Castaldo"

Tonight, Wednesday March 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM Baad El Bahr Cultural Association will present "Portraits of a Revolution: A conversation with Eduardo Castaldo".

Award Winning Italian photographer, Eduardo Castaldo, witnessed the uprising of the 2011 Egyptian revolution from the very beginning. Following rumors coming from Egypt, and following the events of the 25th January, on the 27th he decided with other friends to move to Cairo. He arrived on the 28th January and after settling down in a cheap hotel downtown, he went to Tahrir Square, few minutes before the end of the “Friday of Rage” prayer. As Eduardo says “…the people immediately started shouting those words we were going to listen constantly for the upcoming 15 days: "yaskot yaskot Hosni Mobarak!”

Eduardo will talk about his experience during the January revolution till the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak as well as of his previous work in Palestine. During the conversation a video about Eduardo's published and unpublished work will be projected. Introduction and chair: Gennaro Gervasio (The British University in Egypt)

Born and raised in Naples, Eduardo Castaldo began working as a photojournalist in 2006. Since the beginning of his career, he has worked as an independent photographer. His first feature work was about the April 2007 garbage emergency in Italy, which made international news, after which he began working with several leading magazines. Until 2008, Castaldo worked primarily in the south of Italy, covering events and news related to mafia and crime, with a reportage about the mafia in "Camorra, Naples" that was widely published. At the end of 2008, he moved to Jerusalem. In Israel, he covered "Operation Cast Lead" from the Israeli Border and from inside Gaza Strip.
In Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Castaldo started developing several feature projects; some completed and published, many ongoing. Part of the events in Egypt was covered exclusively for Time magazine, while the images produced independently were published worldwide. In May 2011, he temporary left the Middle East to work in Italy on different projects. He was the photographer on set for the upcoming movie by director Matteo Garrone. At that time, he also was on assignment in Italy covering news and style events.
In February 2012, Castaldo returned to the Middle East to develop new and ongoing projects about Israel, Palestine, and Egypt’s political and social issues. For his reportage from Cairo he got several awards, including two “Awards of Excellence” at the International Photographer of the Year and the 3d Prize at World Press Photo 2012 He is currently based between Jerusalem, Cairo and Italy.

Entrance fee: EGP 15 non members; free for members
Venue: Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art - 8, Champollion st. Downtown Cairo. Phone: 25784494

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