Heba Khamis

Heba Khamis is an Egyptian storyteller whose work concentrates on social issues that are often ignored.

In 2017 Heba participated in World Press Photo Foundation’s Joop Swart Masterclass, was awarded with PHmuseum’s Women Photographers Grant and received an Ian Parry award.

After graduating with a bachelor in painting, Heba made a career shift and worked as a staff photojournalist for El Tahrir Egyptian daily newspaper and as a freelancer with international news agencies such as AP, EPA and Xinhuanet covering the two revolutions in Egypt, and their aftermath.

After volunteering in Uganda, Heba's style developed from hard news to documentary photography, focusing on the social and humanitarian issues in Africa. More recently Heba has been working on breast ironing issues in Cameroon and refugee issues in Germany.

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