Self-portrait

Self-portrait

Sparking his viewers' imagination, Bassam Allam's photographs unveil a mind-enriching mystery world in seemingly normal surroundings.

Bassam Allam is a 30 year old creative from Cairo, Egypt specialized in fashion and portrait photography, both expressing his surreal, fine-art style. He holds a bachelor in Architecture and a master in Sustainable Architecture which has been very influential to his work. Both this professional field rich with ratios, geometric forms and observations, as well as his frequent travels, shaped Bassam Allam's autodidactic photographic journey and perception of the human character. 

He is living and working between Berlin, Munich and his hometown Cairo and has most recently been shown in Vogue Arabia and Photo Vogue by Vogue Italia.

For his personal art work; Bassam Allam has been producing images from his subconscious after sketching visions during states of meditation. He approaches philosophical and spiritual topics that focus on visualising the human progress in self healing and self exploration.
Bassam believes that art can be used as a medium to attain a higher level of understanding. The series uses a language of symbolism that can be traced to the very origins of civilization mixed with Bassam's own interpretation.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Vogue Arabia (Middle East) online
Vogue.it (Italy) online
Vanity Fair (Italy) online
BBC



 

SELECTED AWARDS:

Winner 2018 Sony World Photography Award, National Award - Egypt

'Portrait of Adima'  Sony World Photography Awards 2018  - Commended: Portrait Category

'Through the Glass'  Sony World Photography Awards 2018 - Commended: Portrait Category


 
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