The Longing Of The Stranger Whose Path Has Been Broken

Rehab Eldalil

The Longing Of The Stranger Whose Path Has Been Broken is a personal project in which I reconnect to my roots and explore the meaning of home and the idea of belonging in the liminal Bedouin life in South Sinai, Egypt. Working collaboratively with the Bedouin community to depict a contemporary portrayal of the Bedou’ identity, the project invites the community to engage with the photographic bodies of work including their commentary in traditional mediums such as poetry, sound and embroidery.

Artist biography

Rehab Eldalil is a documentary photographer and visual storyteller based in Cairo, Egypt. Her work focuses on the broad theme of identity explored through collaborative approaches. Using her personal experiences as inspiration; as an advocate for native Bedouin community rights and a certified scuba diver and experienced mountain trekker, Rehab is drawn to topics that challenge linear identities and oriental ideologies. With rising issues on borders, stigma and general loss of identity around the world, her work advocates for social justice and understanding.