Rehab Eldalil

Rehab Eldalil is a documentary photographer and visual storyteller born and currently based in Cairo, Egypt. Her work focuses on the broad theme of identity explored through participatory creative practices. 

Rehab received her photography BA from Helwan University in Cairo in 2011 shortly after participating in the January 25 Egyptian revolution for which she co-authored a photo book documenting the revolution’s early weeks. In addition to developing personal long-term projects, she works with NGOs and publications, documenting human rights and cultural issues in Egypt.

In 2013, Rehab began her research on collaborative lens-based approaches and representation in visual storytelling. She received her photography MA from Falmouth University in the UK (2020) and a one-year certificate from ICP in the USA (2021). Her long-term project was shortlisted for the PHmusem grant 2021, 6Mois Photojournalism award 2021, Philip Jones Griffiths Award 2021, Marilyn Stafford award 2021, and the Catchlight fellowship 2020. She was awarded AFAC & Magnum Foundation’s Arab Documentary Photography Program 2020, National Geographic Society’s Emergency grant for Journalists 2020, and Creative Activism award 2021. Most recently, she received the Fotoevidence W Award 2022 to turn her project into a book form and won the World Press Photo regional award 2022 as well as the Premi Mediterrani Albert Camus award.