Celebrities attend opening of filmmaker Ahmad Abdalla’s first photography exhibition

A amount of famous people attended the opening of Egyptian filmmaker Ahmad Abdalla’s initial pictures exhibition very last Wednesday.

Launched less than the title “Deceiving Time”, the exhibition is becoming held in TINTERA Gallery in Zamalek and is open up to the general public from 26 January to 16 February.

Renowned stars like Basma, Sayed Ragab, Nahed El-Sebai, Karim Kassem, Amr Abed, Sedky Sakhr, Hadil Hassan, Yara Goubran, Hassan Al-Geretly, and Layla Araby have attended the function.


The exhibition characteristics 19 images taken by Abdalla among 2010 and 2021. The 19 massive colour archival pigment prints are produced up of superimpositions of disregarded photos where he investigates how we recollect and try to remember.


Visually, the function references both long publicity images and chronophotography. His photos are an exploration of every little thing that lays outside the house of the frame arbitrarily picked to encapsulate a memory.

Abdalla is also at the moment operating on his new element film ‘19B’ (performing title). Created and directed by the artist himself, the movie is manufactured by Mohamed Hefzy (Film Clinic), marking a new collaboration with Abdalla after prior films like ‘Microphone’ and ‘Rags and Tatters.’

Born in Egypt, Abdalla is an award-profitable filmmaker and photographer who has develop into an integral part of the new wave of unbiased cinema in the Arab environment. He is ideal recognised for his aspect movies ‘Heliopolis’ (2009), ‘Microphone’ (2010), ‘Rags & Tatters’ (2013), ‘Decor’ (2015), and ‘EXT/Night’ (2018).

His several awards include Finest Director in regional and nearby festivals such as the Dubai Movie Pageant, Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Antigone Prize at the Cinemed Film Festival of Montpellier, the Golden Tanit Prize in Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage, and the Golden Tulip in Istanbul Worldwide Movie Competition.

His films have participated in other festivals these as the Toronto International Movie Competition, the London BFI, International Movie Competition Singapore, and the São Paulo Worldwide Movie Pageant.

TITERA is a photographic consultancy with a gallery house in Cairo and an place of work in London co-launched by Zein Khalifa and Heba Farid in 2019. Aiming to elevate the profile of each modern and historical photography in and of Egypt via a programme of curated exhibitions, activities, and exploration tasks, the gallery signifies artists from Egypt and in other places, emerging and proven, with Egypt staying the widespread inspiration in their function.

Kenneth Proto

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