Past Exhibition / Youssef Nabil

Portraits

September 23, 2005 - October 14, 2005

  • Portraits

Images

At a young age, Nabil discovered works by Egyptian-Armenian studio photographer Van Leo who during the 1940s and 1950s took portraits of famous homegrown personalities, from politicians to singers. 

Today, Nabil weaves this homage into intimately captured portraits of both Egyptian and Internationally acclaimed artists, belly dancers, fashion designers and actors. His hand coloured photographs take on dream like tones transporting the viewer back in time to the age of golden cinema.