The Everyday Projects
Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Mostafa Bassim, born in 1989, Photojournalist and documentary photographer based in Cairo, I chose a career in photojournalism after I participated in the events of the 25th of January revolution in Egypt, The atrocities I’ve witnessed towards the protesters from the police forces, and how important the details of the daily lives of the protesters during the sit-in at El-Tahrir Square, all of that drove me to start document the situation in Egypt, also I’m interested in documenting aspects of daily life in small local parts of Egypt. and I also think of photojournalism as a way to represent the marginalized and those who are unfortunate, hence a great deal of my time is spent with laborers in small factories, as I try to seek the stories of those spending a lot of time only to make meager wages to support their families.
I’ve been worked for Africa 24 media, Egypt journalism project, Veto newspaper, and El-Watan newspaper, I also worked with AP and AFP as a stringer photojournalist.
In 2015 Mostafa won the Nikon's first Instagram contest "MyNikonLIfe", and was shortlisted for numerous awards including the HIPA international photography award and Egypt press photo contest.
In 2016 Mostafa is a grant recipient of the 2016 Arab Documentary Photography Program from AFAC/Prince Claus Fund/Magnum Foundation.