African Photojournalism Database
Amina Kadous (1991-) is a visual artist currently exploring concepts of memory. Born in Cairo, Egypt in 1991. she received her Bachelor in Fine Arts from Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine arts in Boston. She believes in the ephemerality of experience. “Nothing lasts. Documentation of experiences, of the objects and moments of the physical world only lasts when it is passed on.” She believes a Photograph is an object; and Photography as an art has been a medium allowing her to treasure, hold and bless the past she has not lived but only through the stories and eyes of those who have narrated it. Her work is a linkage between the past and present through the layers of time as they fold and unfold; Serving as means for understanding who she is as a person. Characterizing herself as an explorer of ideas, she is driven by the spirit of inquiry as she seeks to comprehend the meanings and hidden ambiguities of lives, not her own, through the interactive nature of viewer, photographer, object and environment. She is driven by experience as a woman and an Egyptian. That is her signature: her work, like time, evolves...
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