Laura El-Tantawy is an Egyptian photographer. With her characteristically painterly and impressionistic eye on reality, Laura explores social and environmental issues pertaining to her background.
Photo : © self-portrait
She was born in Worcestershire, England to Egyptian parents. She attended high school in Saudi Arabia, started university in Cairo, Egypt and completed her degree in the US. Living between East and West for much of her life has been a source of both immense enlightenment and considerable anxiety — contemplating notions of home, identity, culture and ultimately, 'the self'. It is through the allure of photography as an artistic medium of limitless boundaries that she chooses to explore these themes.