We are very happy to introduce our next Instagram guest curator, Almoatasem Bellah Haggag, who will be curating a series called “Cairo Inside Out”.
Almoatasem Bellah is an electrical engineer by training and a self-taught, avid photographer, based in Cairo. Having studied Islamic geometry for more than 3 years, he is also a practitioner and analyst of the beautiful traditional art of Islamic geometry.
Alarmed by the continuous, rapid deterioration of Cairo’s historic Islamic monuments, he has been researching and documenting Mamluk Cairo for the past 6 years.
His photography is inspired by the works of the great masters like Beniamino Facchinelli and K.A.C. Creswell, and combines both aspects of documentation and artistic composition of Islamic art and architecture.
To follow his upcoming Instagram series: @barakat_org
See more of his work on Instagram: @almoatasembellah