Mohamed Mahdy

(b. 1996) is a visual storyteller from Alexandria, Egypt. His work concentrates on the hidden and often unseen communities in Egypt, tackling diverse cultural and social issues relevant to the context in which he works.

Mahdy graduated from Pharos University in Alexandria (PUA) with a degree in Arts and Design. He was awarded a scholarship and completed two diplomas at the Danish School for Media and Journalism (DMJX) in Arhus, Denmark.

In 2018, Mahdy was named by The New York Times Lens Blog as one of 12 emerging photographers to watch. In 2021, he was selected as a Photography and Social Justice Fellow of the Magnum Foundation and in 2022, he was named by The Guardian as one of five emerging talents in photojournalism. He also won the 2022 Canon Student Development Programme.

Mahdy’s work has been exhibited worldwide, notably as part of the exhibition Take Me to the River (2021) at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin and in the Altonaer Museum, Hamburg as part of the Hamburg Portfolio Review. He exhibited twice with the Ian Parry Scholarship in London and at Photoville in New York.