Hadeer Ahmed | Love, Loss, and Longing

Country of origin: Egypt
Project location: Egypt
Program: Arab Documentary Photography Program
Year: 2017

Since the Egyptian revolution on January 25, 2011, a large number of arrests have taken place in Egypt– many of them unfounded. Separated from their lovers, heartbroken women are telling stories of love, loss, and longing. Some found relief in my project, which offered them the opportunity to share their experiences and shed light on their husbands' situations. Others were afraid that participating in the project might cause more problems for their husbands. This series shows the stories of Sara, Omnia, and Eliane.