Emine Gozde Sevim

Embed in Egypt - Special ed. with Print! ONLY 100 COPIES! - Also Available: the regular edition...


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"As tensions continue to rise in the aftermath of Mubarak’s fall and protests and violence remain in the streets, 'Embed in Egypt' tells the story of the parallel reality of everyday life, manifested in personal moments. Covering a period between 2011-2013, the series in black and white is a reconstruction of a prolonged personal memory about a place in the midst of a historical transition and the dynamic human story within, depicting an evolving, complex and non-linear reality, expressed in the language of a photographic diary." (E.S.)

"Through the depiction of her particular experience in Egypt, Sevim invites us all to a universal account of the human condition in our times. She reveals the limits of our collective understanding, and therefore of our collective memory, about a time of global importance and its effects on everyday life, which continues parallel to what we think we know." )L'Oeil de la Photographie / The Eye of Photography)

About the photographer (*1985 in Istanbul):
Emine Gozde Sevim arrived in the U.S. in 2001 as a scholarship student in high school. She graduated from Bard College in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Photography, Sociology and International Relations.
During her college years, Sevim studied old and new photographic methods and theory with Gilles Peress, Stephen Shore, An-My Lê, John Pilson and Barbara Ess . As a result of her developing interest in the convergence between film/video and photography, she began experimenting with multimedia storytelling. Her first “photo-roman” piece was exhibited as part of a group exhibition “Stage Sight” in the Opera House of Hudson, in upstate New York in 2007. (...) Following graduation, Sevim was invited to work with various photographers of the Magnum Photos Agency in New York. Between 2008 and 2012, she assisted Gilles Peress on numerous projects in field research, book productions, and exhibitions, and Susan Meiselas on the establishment of the Magnum Foundation NY and on multimedia storytelling assignments for international venues. In 2010, Sevim joined Marco Bischof, filmmaker and director of the Werner Bischof Estate in Switzerland, in the development of the MagnumTime project of the Magnum Foundation, a non-linear interactive oral history project about photographic traditions where she worked as cinematographer and associate producer.
Alongside independent projects with pioneers in the field, since 2007, Sevim embarked on creating an “alternative” Middle-Eastern visual narrative in the context of post-9/11 era. Her maternal family had left Kabul, Afghanistan in 1975, where Sevim returned to visit with her Afghan grandfather in 2007, following the U.S. invasion. Since then, she has worked in Israel and the West Bank, in Egypt and in Turkey as continuation of a comprehensive project about “lives-in-passing” in contested geographies. In an attempt to expand beyond the religio-political descriptions of life in the region, Sevim’s visual narrative deals with existentialist complexities of provincial daily realities in the context of current historical transitions.
Her on-going body of work about the Middle East has been included in various exhibitions and publications internationally and has won numerous international awards and recognitions. Her first book project was shortlisted for the coveted MACK’s First Book Award in London (2014) and as a result was added to the National Media Museum Collection in Bradford, U.K. Sevim is also one of the 11 photographers who received a grant from the Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund in 2015, in support of her most recent body of work from Turkey, “Homeland Delirium”.
Sevim currently divides her time between New York and the Middle East. She is represented by East-Wing in Dubai.

EXHIBITIONS/SCREENINGS:

2015   “EMBED IN EGYPT”, book launch, PARIS PHOTO, France
2015   “E.I.E.”, screening, Just Another Photo Festival, New Delhi, India
2015   “EMBED IN EGYPT”, screening, Organ Vida Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
2015   “E.I.E.”, screening, Voies OFF, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, FR
2015   “EMBED IN EGYPT”, screening, Photo Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
2015   “E.I.E.”, screening, Triennale der Photographie, Hamburg, Germany
2015   “EMBED IN EGYPT”, Fotobookfestival, Kassel, Germany

Ein weiteres, sehr beeindruckendes fotografisches Projekt zum Arabischen Frühling am Beispiel Ägyptens. Die junge türkische Fotografin, die bereits mit den MAGNUM-Legenden Gilles PERESS und Susan MEISELAS zusammen gearbeitet hat, erzählt in 'Embed in Egypt' (dt. etwa: 'In Ägypten eingeschlossen') eine komplexe, nicht lineare Realität des alltäglichen Lebens vor dem Hintergrund der sich zuspitzenden historischen Entwicklung. Da sie die Geschichte aus der Erinnerung aufbaut, trägt auch das Buch Züge eines Diaries - gerne werden hier die abgerundeten Buchkanten verwendet....

PRESSE/REVIEWS:

CairoScene - Embedding Egypt in Collective Memory
REORIENT - Capturing the complexities of the Egyptian Revolution in black-and-white photographs
L'Oeil de la Photographie - Emine Sevim : Embed in Egypt, a story without a beginning
British Journal of Photography - Emine Gozde Sevim - Embed in Egypt
OAI13 - L’Égypte vue de l’intérieur par Emine Gozde Sevim (in French)
Lens Culture - Feature
British Journal of Photography - War and Peace

EXHIBITIONS/SCREENINGS:

2015   “EMBED IN EGYPT”, book launch, PARIS PHOTO, France
2015   “E.I.E.”, screening, Just Another Photo Festival, New Delhi, India
2015   “EMBED IN EGYPT”, screening, Organ Vida Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
2015   “E.I.E.”, screening, Voies OFF, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, FR
2015   “EMBED IN EGYPT”, screening, Photo Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
2015   “E.I.E.”, screening, Triennale der Photographie, Hamburg, Germany
2015   “EMBED IN EGYPT”, Fotobookfestival, Kassel, Germany