Rehab Eldalil is a documentary photographer, visual storyteller and educator based in Egypt. Her work focuses on the broad theme of identity explored through participatory creative practices. She works on personal projects and with NGOs and publications documenting human interest stories in the SWANA region. In 2013, she began her research on collaborative lens based approaches and representation in visual storytelling. In her practice, Rehab explores how to challenge traditional documentary frameworks by developing methods to involve subjects to become participants in the creative process. She experiments with collaborative mediums against the limitations of photography in developing layered and comprehensive visual narratives that challenge the exoticism of communities, including her own as an African and Arabic woman.
Her long-term project The Longing Of The Stranger Whose Path Has Been Broken was developed under AFAC & Magnum Foundation’s ADPProgram 2020, National Geographic Society’s Emergency grant for Journalists 2020 and Creative Activism award 2021. She was awarded the FotoEvidence W Award 2022 to publish her project as a book, World Press Photo Regional Award 2022, Premi Mediterrani Albert Camus award 2022 and Photo Frome Photobook Award 2023. Her work has been exhibited around the world including in Egypt, USA, UK, Germany, Brazil, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Canada and Greece. Her book was launched in early 2023, available for sale worldwide.