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The Longing Of The Stranger Whose Path Has Been Broken

  • Yasmine (32) picks wild herbs as she walks through the valley near her home at Sheikh Awad village. February 2021.

  • Watching a 90's Egyptian movie on the wrongfully convicted. In Hussein's living room. April 2021.

  • Father and son walk over the hill to watch the last moments of sunset. The role of the father within the family dynamic in the Bedouin community does not only comprise of providing food for the family. Fathers care for their children when the mothers are off walking the village herd. As the mother walks for hours into the mountains, fathers are staying at home or working from home to care for the children. Gharba Valley, St. Catherine, South Sinai, Egypt. December 2018.

  • Seliman (35) checks on his family garden every day, trekking from his village to ElSheikh Awad. Seliman manages an ecolodge with his cousins in Gharba valley, usually he'd be busy serving food for guests but as the pandemic spread throughout Egypt, less and less guests come to stay at the ecologde and now the family redirects their focus on the family gardens spread across Gharba valley and Sheikh Awad village. "We don't have Corona here, but we are affected by it. Look, these plants are our face masks." says Seliman. October 2020.

  • Youssef (20), collects Khodary plant leaves in order to be then grind the next day and dried up before selling to merchants and customers. Youssef has taken over an old Bedouin tradition to grow and care for his family garden. A tradition that has disappeared for years before the return of the flood to the land in March 2020. Gharba Valley, S.t Catherine, South Sinai, Egypt, October 2020.

  • Yasmine's kitchen in Sheikh Awad village. Unlike AlTarfa, Yamine only gets five hours of electricity a day and is unable to install wifi due to the lack of landlines. Sheikh Awad village, St. Catherine, South Sinai, Egypt. January 2021.

  • Children Of The Night. With the lack of enough electricity and resources, the day ends as the night prevails. Only those who remain awake are the children, playing underneath the few street lights in their village. January 2021.

  • Ashraf and Nora's home in AlTarfa village. St. Catherine, South Sinai, Egypt. April 2019. Considered as sacred grounds, Bedou’ homes are only open to men from the family or female neighbors. Everyone; strangers or friends are welcomed to the guest yard where they’re greeted by the children and the man of the house. Depending on the closeness of the relationship specific chambers are open.

  • Photos of male members of the family are hung around a mirror frame in the elders family home. AlTarfa village, St. Catherine, South Sinai, Egypt. February 2021.

  • Oh valley, your love is a home for the soul’s joy Whenever I see you my heart grows I come to you in longing full of pains My soul returns to me as I approach your grounds By Seliman Abdel Rahman

  • We are the Arabs the genuine Bedou’ We carry loyalty and kindness at heart We walk with all kinds with no hate We protect our guests and welcome them No color but all color qually Equals without calculations We shake hands to form bonds Our hearts have no doubt but agony Poetry created and written by Seliman Abu Anas

  • Hoda (23) from St. Catherine city stands on the edge of a hill looking over Gharba Valley. April 2019.

  • Expensive in material - less traditional garments and jewellery are made as the local economy declines leading women to wear generic clothing items imported by vendors from other cities in Egypt. Nevertheless, traditions evolve and stay alive: women, specifically brides-to-be, make fashion statements by wearing garments gifted to them by their husbands to be; a sort of subtle flirtation as she walks everyday into the mountains. As told by Hajja Rabia'a. Embroidered photograph by Nora Om Aly from AlTarfa village.

  • Every day, the women of AlTarfa village walk in a group of four from sunrise to sunset leading the herd of sheep and goats as they feed on the wild plants of the surrounding mountains. As the herd feeds, the women talk, share concerns, ask for advice and learn from one another. A sisterhood that is formed through mutual support and unity. A sense of connection and belonging that I longed for. From left to right: Nora, Nadia, Hagar and Mariam stand on the edge of a mountain looking over their village AlTarfa, St. Catherine, South Sinai, Egypt. February 2021.

  • Moussa Algebaly (25) from the Jebeleya tribe lies under the “flower” plant after daily maintenance in his garden in Al Tarfa, South Sinai, Egypt. April 2020. When boiled, the flower plant helps reduce period and labour pain for the Bedouin women who struggle to find medical care. After years of drought, a major flood occurred in mid-March 2020, providing an agricultural opportunity for the Bedouin community amid the economic impacts caused by the pandemic. For the community whose main source of income is tourism, the flood is a miracle. The land has given back to its keepers in the time of crisis.

  • Up until the 1990’s women were prohibited from being seen by men from other tribes without consent. As the technology evolved, the awareness of the circulation of an image on social media and lack of control of who gets access to an image escalated this concern, leading some women from never being photographed in fear of uncontrolling its access, circulation and how they’re represented. Collaboratively working with the female Bedouins, every woman photographed adds embroidery on to her portrait printed on fabric. She has full control over what to reveal or conceal using the traditional medium of embroidery. Taking full control over her representation in the project. Embroidered photograph of Nadia (20) by her and her cousin Mariam (19) from AlTarfa village.

  • Embroidered photograph of Jabal AlBanat, The Mountain Of The Girls. Embroidery by Yasmine (32) from Sheikh Awad village. Legend tells of three beautiful Bedouin girls; the prettiest among the tribe with the longest most luscious hair of all. The girls’ parents forcefully arranged marriages for them all on the same night. Feeling forced to wed; the three girls decided to go up a nearby mountain. Bonded by their long strong hair braids; together the three girls leaped off the summit. Since then the mountain has been named after them as a reminder for women’s right to choose - Jabal Albanat: The mountain of the girls.

  • Embroidered photograph of Hajja Oum Mohamed (53) in her garden in Gharba Valley. Embroidery by her.

  • The city centre of St. Catherine protectorate in South Sinai, Egypt. Naturally isolated from other regions in Egypt and uniquely defined by the interconnectedness of people and land. January 2021.

  • Camels are considered as lifelong companions, partners on the road and often life savers. The death of a camel is seen as a loss of a loved one. Deeply mourned and always remembered. Their bodies are left in the desert for the rest of the ecosystem to benefit from. A final gift to the land that’s given so much to its people. February 2021.

The Longing Of The Stranger Whose Path Has Been Broken

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