Hana Gamal is an Egyptian Photographer and Visual Artist. Born and raised in Cairo, she graduated from the American University in Cairo with a dual degree in Mass Communication and Media Arts, and Psychology. In 2021, she completed an advanced master program in Photojournalism at The Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) in Aarhus, Denmark.
Her journey began in 2011, and since then, photography became her voice and greatest passion in life. Hana's visual approach is an anthropological/psychological one. Being deeply sensitive, emotional by nature and passionate about psychology, poetry and visual art, her work ventures deep into the chaotic, complex, and poetic inner world of the human soul interconnected with the outer world, our perception of it and its impact on us; the inner state of being projected onto a physical reality. Bringing together the inner world of meaning and the outer world of appearances, two worlds flow and become one.
Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Huck Magazine, and The Huffington Post; as well as other various local and international publications.
Membership, Contribution & Awards:
Member of Women Photograph.
Member of APJD (African Photojournalism Database, a joint project between Everyday Africa and World Press Photo).
A contributing Photographer to Everyday Egypt (as part of The Everyday Projects).
A recipient of AAF X PHmuseum Prize.
Women Street Photographers - The first book in the history of photography dedicated to women street photographers around the world. Published by Prestel publishing and Penguin Random House.
Windows and Mirrors, Sharjah Gallery - AUC, Egypt 2013
Radical Love | Female Lust, The Crypt Gallery - London 2017
Radical Love | Female Lust, Gallery X - Ireland 2018
No Place Like Home, Gulf Photo Plus - Dubai 2018
Addis Foto Fest, "We're All Fugitives" - Addis Ababa 2018
Vantage Point 7, Sharjah Art Foundation - Sharjah UAE 2019
Beirut Image Festival - Beirut 2019
Récits D’une Égypte Contemporaine, Cité Internationale Des Arts - Paris 2019
Nuits Photographiques D'Essaouira - Morocco 2019
Rotterdam Photo Festival, "Transitions" - Rotterdam 2020
Institut du Monde Arabe, "Mon Ami N'est Pas D'ici / My friend is not from here" - France 2021
Solo Exhibition – “Forgotten as If You Never Were”, DCAF 2021 – Downtown, Cairo 2021
Les Rencontres à l’échelle - Marseille, 2021
AAF Arab Arts Focus - Cairo, 2022
Museum Biberach - Berlin, 2023
Est Galerie - Paris, 2023
NGV Triennial - Australia, 2023