Monday, March 03, 2008

Works by Youssef Nabil

John Waters, Paris 2005 Youssef Nabil... John Waters, Paris 2005 (hand coloured silver gelatin print, edition of 10). From Works by Youssef Nabil at Michael Stevenson Gallery in Cape Town, SA. "...Nabil was born in Cairo in 1972. He studied literature at the Ain Shams University in Cairo and started taking photographs in his early 20s. In the 1990s he worked as an assistant for David LaChapelle in New York and later for Mario Testino in Paris. Between 1999 and 2002 Nabil worked with Middle Eastern magazines photographing Arab celebrities. He had his first international solo exhibition at Centro De La Imagen in Mexico City in 2001. In 2003 he exhibited on the African Biennale of Photography in Bamako, Mali and was awarded the Seydou Keita Prize for portraiture." More works by Youssef Nabil at his Personal Site.