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Egypt's Amina Kadous Nominated For Int'l Photography Award

PARIS, France - Egypt's Amina Kadous is among eight photographers nominated for the 6th edition of the Madame Figaro Photography Award (Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro Arles) at the 'Les Rencontres de la Photographie a Arles' Festival.

The festival is held annually in the city of Arles, southern France.

This year, the festival will feature 40 photography exhibitions displaying photos captured by prominent names in the field.

Born in 1991, Kadous studied in Boston in United States. Her photographs explore the concepts of memory and experience.

According to the competition's brochure, Amina believed that 'nothing last. Experiences, things, and moments from the physical world'.

Kadous had formerly displayed her works in London, Paris, Bamako and Boston.

During the 12th Biennale of Photography in Bamako, Kadous displayed a photograph, called 'Memory Crack', for which she won the 'Centre Soleil d'Afrique Prize' (Sun Center of Africa Award).

Commenting on the award, she said: 'The grains of my identity are planted in the city of Mahala [her hometown in Egypt]'.

Known as the home of Egyptian cotton, Mahala is depicted by Kadous in a photography collection named 'White Gold'. The photograph competing in Arles is selected from this collection.



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