The Launch Of The 1st Edition Of Cairographie Festival Is Finally Here!

About a month ago, Darb 1718 and Photopia announced an open call for photographers and videographers to take part in Cairographie Festival, and more than 40 artists were chosen to show their outstanding work!


Cairographie is a brand new annual festival for photography and video, which includes an exhibition, workshops, and talks. Its first edition will be launched next Sunday, on the 5th of November.

Since art is a great way to raise the awareness of different contemporary topics, the festival is organized to do so by the art of photography and videography. Each year will have a different topic and theme, and this year’s topic is “Transitions”.

The Egyptian Photographer Karim ElHayawan developed this year’s theme, as to express visually the transitions that happen during change, whether this change is imposed or desired, and how this change affects people individually and collectively, and how these changes and effects lead us to different transitions in our life.

The festival is organized and takes place in Darb 1718, in the heart of Old Cairo. Darb 1718 is known for its unique workshops, programs, concerts, and initiatives for artists, providing cultural events since 2008, and this year, in cooperation with Photopia Cairo, Cairographie Festival will be launched.


The exhibition starts on the 5th of November, in a special opening featuring a live performance by the one and only Dokkan band, and will last until the end of December this year (except on Fridays). Also, more than 10 talks will take place during that period.


You can find more here.