EMAN HELAL EMAN HELAL

About

Eman Helal 
Documentary and Editorial storyteller 
Cairo , Egypt 
1985 

Eman Helal  graduated in 2006 from Cairo University, where she studied mass communication.
She has been working as a professional photographer for the last 8 years in different local newspapers and as a stringer for AP. Eman interested in covering the hard news and the human rights issues and got a great experience from covering the uprising in 2011 in Egypt.

She studied journalism and storytelling by many international scholarships
2016 / Magnum Foundation Photography & Human Rights Production Lab in CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in NYC
2016 / RSIC first aid training in Italy 
2016 / Dart Center's 'Reporting Safely in Crisis Zones' course in Colombia University in NYC
2015 / Joop Swart Masterclass organized by World Press Photo in Amsterdam
2014 / Arab Documentary Photography Program organized by Magnum , Prince Clause Fund and AFAC in Lebanon
2014 / World Press Photo Multimedia Course as part of the reporting change program in Arab spring countries in Tunisia and Turkey
2013 / NYU & Magnum Foundation Photography and Human Rights program in NYC
2013 / The NOOR-Nikon Masterclass in Conflict Photography in Bayeux, France
2012 / Visual storytelling in an open society workshop with NOOR Images , Al-Liquindoi and CIC in Egypt

Eman's work published in many international publications:
AP / New York Times / Time / Stern Magazine / Washington Post / Guardian / Polka magazine / Trouw Jornal / Die Weltwoche / Causette Magazine / Sur journal / D La Repubblica magazine.
Eman produced a documentary stories to covering the projects of the international organisations like Oxfam , UN Women , Plan and Drosos in Egypt.

Eman's photographs exhibited in different  festivals and exhibitions:
2015 / "The way I live” exhibition in Saint Peter Sburg in Russia
2015 / "The Stories of Change” exhibition in Amsterdam
2015 / DOCfield Barcelona festival in Spain
2015 / Just Another photo festival in India
2014 / Photoriginal festival in China
2014 / Addis photo festival in Ethiopia
2012 / “Cairo Open City-New Testimonies from an Ongoing Revolution” (Museum of Photography) in Braunschweig in Germany
2011 /  “The People is a Red Line” exhibition in Egypt
2008 - 2016 The Egyptian Press Syndicate Annual Exhibition


Eman's work won :
The Portenier Human Rights Bursary 2016 from the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma
The first prize in 2014 from the Egypt Press Photo Awards
The third prize in 2011 from the Egypt Press Photo Awards

You can contact me  : emanhelal9@gmail.com