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Fatma Fahmy (b. 1991) is an independent visual storyteller from Egypt. Her work focuses on environmental concerns and social issues influenced by factors such as the environment and migration.
She earned her B.A. degree in Chemical Engineering from Cairo University in 2013. In 2020, she received a scholarship from the Daniele Tamagni Grant at the Market Photo Workshop, providing her with the opportunity to participate in the Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Programme. As of 2022, she has been working as contributor to Reuters and other publications such as The New York Times, Libération, Prier magazine, RVO, and CNN.

She was named one of the African Photographers you should know by PhMuseum in 2020 and was one of the shortlisted finalists for the Sony World Photography Award in the Environment category for her ongoing long-term series titled 'The Lost Lake.' Her works have been exhibited internationally, spanning across Ethiopia, Germany, London, Ivory Coast, Ecuador, France, Jordan, Switzerland, Italy, Morocco, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates.

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2023: Artists in Residency grant, Pro Helvetia, (Swiss Arts Council).
2022:  Revolutionary Storyteller grantees at Photographers Without Borders.

2021: JUSTPHOTO Photography Fellowship.
2020: Daniele Tamagni Grant the recipient o
f Market Photo Workshop as part of our Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Programme. 




 2023 : Scholarship to attend the workshop Climate Change this Moment in Egypt | Documentary Workshop by Maggie Steber.


 2020: Canon Student Development Programme, trained by Kathy Moran and Laura El-Tantawy


2020 : Scholarship to attend the seminar, " Editing and Sequencing Long Form Projects " with Maggie Steber.


 2020: Scholarship to attend the seminar, "Photojournalism and Documentary  Photography Seminar" with Ali Arkady .


 2019: The Foundry photojournalism workshop, Kigali, Rawanda 


 2019: Photographic workshop animated by the French Photographer Bruno Boudjelal. 



2023: Selected for The VII Mentor Program by VII Agency, New York, USA.


2023: Top 5 in Canon Student development program, Winner.


2023: Achieved 3rd place in the Portrait Category at the Stenin contest.


2023: The Everyday Projects Grant, Finalist.


2023: Top 50 professionals of the IWPA.


2023: Honorable in Vital Impacts Environmental Photography Grants.


2022: Juror at Scholastic Art & Writing Awards as a National Art.


2022: Achieving 3rd place in place Groundwater Photo story Competition.


2021: Choose From within See 2021 through the eyes of 12 women photographers by CNN.


2019: Achieving 3rd place in the “Inspiration. Single Image” at Stenin contest and Special prize by Al Mayadeen Tv.


2018: Nominated for Joop Swart masterclass.


2018: Achieving 1st place (Portrait category ) in Xpouser international photography.


2017: Achieving the 3rd place in Ghadames international competition for the heritage photography in Libya.

Solo Exhibitions :

2021 “Home is?”, Windybrow Arts Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.



Selected Exhibitions :


2023 Participated in a group exhibition with Vital Impacts Environmental at the Festival della Fotografia Etica in Lodi, Italy.


2023 One of the final seven nominees in the Portrait category at the Xposure International Photography Festival.

2023 The Lost Lake, Amman Image Festival, MMAG Foundation, Amman, Jordan


2023 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition at Somerset House, London.


2022 Africa Foto Fair, Abidjan, Ivory Coast.


2022  “Women in the 21st Century” , IV Biennial of Photography LANN MuseumLuis in Guayaquil, Ecuador.


2022 Performance and exhibition at Les Abattoirs’ auditorium within “Horizons d’eaux Musée , exhibition in Paris curated by Heba el Sheikh.


2021 “Identity “, f² Photo Festival, Dortmund, Germany.


2021 “Identity “, Koki , Germany.


2019 “Hakawi “- Tales of Contemporary Egypt, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris.


2020 Addis Foto Fest Group exhibition sixth edition, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


2018 “Faces of Alexandria exhibition" in Germany.

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