Eman Helal is Egyptian freelance photographer based in Cairo and covers in Middle East , Africa and US. She dedicated to covering hard news and documentary projects with a human rights focus.
Eman's work published in many international publications like AP / New York Times / Time / Stern Magazine / Washington Post / Guardian / Polka magazine / Trouw Jornal / Die Weltwoche / Causette Magazine / Sur journal / D La Republic magazine / VQR / CNN
Eman produced a documentary stories to covering the projects of the international organisations like Oxfam , UN Women , Plan and Drosos in Egypt.
Eman was a Jury member of the TPS Photo Awards 2017 , Egypt Press Photo award 2016 and Shawkan photo award 2015.
Eman's photographs exhibited in different festivals and exhibitions:
2017 / Pil'Ours festival for women photographers in Saint Gilles de Vie in France
2016 / ”What Works” Magnum Foundation Group Exhibition in Bronx documentary centre in NYC
2015 / "The way I live” exhibition in Saint Peter Sburg in Russia
2015 / "The Stories of Change” exhibition in Amsterdam
2015 / DOCfield Barcelona festival in Spain
2015 / Just Another photo festival in India
2014 / Photoriginal festival in China
2014 / Addis photo festival in Ethiopia
2012 / “Cairo Open City-New Testimonies from an Ongoing Revolution” (Museum of Photography) in Braunschweig in Germany
2011 / “The People is a Red Line” exhibition in Egypt
2008 - 2016 The Egyptian Press Syndicate Annual Exhibition
2017 - Egypt Press Photo Award , 2016 - The Portenier Human Rights Bursary , 2014 - Egypt Press Photo Award, 2011 - Egypt Press Photo Award
Tattoos shape and depict many people’s personal identity. These inked scars have different cultural contexts and meanings.
Tattoos have a long, complex tradition and history, dating back to the most primitive of societies and groups. Their signi cance to humanity, however, never waivers.
In some cultures, tattoos are a way of communicating readiness to marry, or to symbolise one’s passage into adulthood, or even to protect from evil spirits or misfortune.
Women’s roller derby offers players more than just exercise and entertainment. It is empowering. The Egypt’s’s first roller derby team, the CaiRollers, attracted by the players’ spirit, their fearlessness, and their willingness to behave in a way that wider Egyptian society does not expect.
Roller derby is a tough,high -speed, contact sport in which two teams compete, roller-skating around a track. Each team has a"jammer" (who scores points when she laps her opponent_, and four "blockers" , who try to stop the opposing jammer , using body contact and a variety of maneuvers and tactics.
Gender-based violence against women is widespread in Egypt, seemingly ingrained as a societal norm. A 2013 United Nations report found that over ninety-nine percent of Egyptian women have experienced some form of gender-based abuse, whether physical, sexual, or psychological. As an Egyptian woman who faces a constant feelings anxiety in public spaces, Eman Helal decided to produce a story about the rampant sexual harassment in the streets of Egypt and the intensifying environment of fear as incidents of sexual violence continue to rise.