Solidarity with Egyptian Photographers

21st March, 2011

LPB Branch Secretary Jason Parkinson presents money raised from UK photographers to the family (centre) of Ahmed Mohammed Mahmoud, a photographer who was killed by a police sniper during the Egyptian Revolution. Abeer Saady (right) is from the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate.

Article by Jess Hurd/jesshurd.co.uk

 

On a follow-up trip to Cairo, myself and Branch Secretary Jason Parkinson had a very emotional meeting with Mrs Anas, the wife of press photographer Ahmed Mohammed Mahmoud who was killed by a police sniper during the Egyptian Revolution.

Ahmed’s last photograph was an image of his killer taken just before he was shot in the face. His wife hopes that this evidence will bring his murderer to justice, with the support of his trade union, the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate.

We delivered the money raised at theĀ Battle for Cairo cinema event that the branch organised jointly with theĀ BPPA, which featured the work of UK photographers and video journalists who covered the first 18 days of the Egyptian Revolution.

Mrs Anas and her daughter were very touched by the donation from her British colleagues and will use it to set up a photography award in Ahmed’s memory which will run every year on 25th January.

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