Photographers and Image Makers


Robert L. Jones, II  is an African-American photographer who has documented Africa for the last 4 decades for magazines including National Geographic, Time and LIFE. He is currently based in Cairo, Egypt and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He recently photographed extensively throughout China. Robert is continuing expansion of his photo documentary about the 900 year history of the African cultural presence in Bavaria.

Ibrahim Sayed is a Nubian artist who specializes in portraiture using pencil, chalk and photography. He is based in Dubai.

Hoda Hegazy is an Egyptian photographer who specializes in travel and fine art photography from her base in the Arabian Gulf.

Robert E. Lewis*, is a fine art photographer and photo-documentarian who has worked extensively in the US, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. Formerly the chairman of the University of Memphis Department of Fine Art and Egyptology, Bob recently made a major addition to his life-long project documenting rural towns and cultures in Mexico. Recently, he traveled to China and Russia to document the social landscapes of these countries.

Bebeto Matthews is a widely-published Associated Press (New York City) staff photographer who has been widely published around the world for the past 30 years. He studied photography with Professor Jones at Howard University.

Ahmed Zehdan is a commercial photographer and documentarian based in Cairo and Dubai. He is Adjunct Professor of Photography at the American University in Cairo.

Mustaffa al-Ezzi is a professor of photography at the American University in Cairo and a promising young photographer.

Gail Hansberry is an accomplished photographer and water colorist who has conducted extensive photographic expeditions throughout the global African Diaspora.

Roy Lewis* is a widely acclaimed photojournalist who has recorded images and video for leading publications addressing all aspects of the African-American community. Mr. Lewis formerly was a photography professor at the Howard University College of Fine Art.

Roland Freeman is the author of several books about Black American life and culture. Roland has been the recipient of a number of grants including those from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is a former professor of photography at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Matthew Lewis* is the retired Chief Photographer of the Washington Post where he was the first African-American to occupy this position.

Eliot Parker teaches photography at Central Michigan University.  A former LIFE Magazine photographer covering Southeast Asia, Eliot also organized and managed the photography programs at the renowned MARA Institute for Media Studies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Mariam el Motfy is a London and Cairo based portrait photographer.

Gehad Magdy is a specialist in macro photography based in Cairo.

Ritchard Mbayo is a professor of communications at Bowie State University outside Washington, D.C.

IRAQI PHOTOGRAPHERS will be posting images and stories of Iraqi life during the invasion and occupation. They also explore Iraqi culture and history.

AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHERS will be posting images and stories of life, culture and history of Africa (Ghana, The Gambia, Guinea, Algeria, Tunisia, Nigeria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya)