Sony Gallery for Photography, inaugurated
in 1991 as part of the Adham Center, remains the only gallery in Egypt dedicated
exclusively to still photography in general and to photojournalism in particular.
Curated by Adham Center graduate Noura Bahgat, the gallery features seven or eight
exhibitions per academic year. The Sony Gallery is open Sunday to Thursday, 9
a.m. to noon and 6 to 9 p.m. Call 797-5422/3/4 or e-mail
for more information.
|October 21 to January
"Berber: the Maghrib postcards of Lehnert and Landrock and their contemporaries."
|February 3 to March 13, 2003
John Tordai's "Palestine: Women and Children First" with catalog introduction
by Tordai and Graham Usher.
|April 2, 2003 to May
Haajar Gouverneur's "Splendors of Islamic Cairo."
From its first exhibition of his work in 1996,
Sony Gallery has played a major role in the revival of interest in Cairo photographer
Van-Leo, and his photographs of Cairo's twentieth-century celebrities occupy a
prominent place in the Gallery's archives, along with selected critical writings.
Now, following his death in March 2002, Sony Gallery offers three memorial essays
by Abdallah Schleifer, Negar Azimi, and Nigel Ryan and a late interview with the
master, by Akram Zaatari.