GOING SOUTH Myriam Abdelaziz
GOING SOUTH In Egypt, where my blood is from, I traveled south… I needed to be closer to the sun. I was looking for a warmer place. I wanted to be with people who see the sun everyday, people whose skin has darkened by being filled with all that sun. I knew that every single place, every single thing I would see there would be filled with that sun. I knew the South will give me this infinite warmth I badly needed, not to be bathed in but more inundated by, so I traveled south…. ……….. Going south of Egypt, life only exists by the borders of the Nile river. Many tiny villages have been lining the river banks there for hundreds of years waiting to be destroyed in order to give space for the archeologist excavations to expand, or for modern hotels to be build to accommodate tourism. Going south I met the sun I was looking for and the people who were consumed with it… every place I went felt timeless while I knew it could be the last time I ever saw it. I photographed to keep this warmth I needed so badly within me.
Myriam Abdelaziz Location: Cairo, Egypt - Middle East
Myriam Abdelaziz is a French photographer of Egyptian origins. She received a BA in Political Science, a Master's in Journalism and an MBA. After 7 years of work in the Marketing field, Myriam left the corporate world to fully dedicate herself to photography. She graduated from the International Center of Photography and has been based in New York since 2005. Her work was published in The National, Raw Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Eyemazing, Adbusters, Courrier International, La Repubblica delle Donne, La Domenica di Repubblica, Technikart, The British Journal of Photography, American Photography and was featured in solo and group exhibitions in Europe, the Middle East and the USA. In 2009 the Magenta Foundation named Myriam one of the 25 Emerging Photographers in the USA.