Amr Alfiky (b. 1989) is an Egyptian documentary photographer and filmmaker based in New York City. He studied medicine at Alexandria University in Egypt and assisted as a field medic during the 2011 Egyptian revolution. Shortly afterwards he began photographing and in 2013 Amr co-founded one of the prominent visual arts studios, Janaklees for Visual Arts, in Egypt.
He moved to the US in 2014 due to the ongoing crackdown on photojournalists, and began documenting the lives of fellow Egyptian immigrants. Amr’s work documenting the Muslim American experience in the US has been featured in Reuters, The New York Times, TIME, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Huffington Post and other major international publications.
He was selected to participate in the NYT Portfolio Review, Eddie Adams Workshop and Missouri Photo Workshop in 2017. Beside his work as a photojournalist, Amr was a Programs Intern at the Magnum Foundation and also worked as a teacher’s assistant with Fred Ritchin, the Dean of the International Center of Photography School. He is currently a student at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.
Amr is currently in Queens, NY and available for assignments.
Phone number: +1(540)425-6031
Photo Credits: Mohammed Elshamy