b. 1999, Cairo, Egypt; lives in Berlin, Germany
Najla Said is an Egyptian visual artist born and raised in Cairo, who captures the intimacy of female kinship in her photographs. Her work delves into intimate and overlooked sides of Cairo, highlighting the underlying dynamics at play within the complex structure of its society. Said’s work directs our attention to notions of identity, femininity, and womanhood through a personal and introspective lens.
Said ventured into photography in 2019, and has pursued studies between Cairo, Paris, and Boston. She is currently based in Berlin where she studies communication design.
Her work can be found in varied media, ranging from photography and text, to video and sound and has been exhibited at the Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art, at 1-54 London 2021.She has been featured in Photo Vogue, Azeema Magazine, and Nataal, among others.