The Artisans of al-Darb al-Ahmar: Life and Work in Historic Cairo by Christopher Wilton-Steer

The story of the artisans of al-Darb al-Ahmar. Discover one of Cairo’s most historic but undiscovered neighbourhoods, home to 1,000 artisans workshops and 40 monuments of Islamic architecture. This series, which was exhibited at London’s Royal Geographical Society, presents artisans at work some of whom are part of a tradition going back a thousand years but whose skills may not last another generation.

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Meet the Artisans of al-Darb al-Ahmar - photo essay series by Christopher Wilton-Steer

A selection of photo essays about some of the artisans who live and work in and around Cairo's al-Darb al-Ahmar. These interviews shed light on the age-old techniques employed by artisans to create their everyday masterpieces and showcase the people and personalities that make up daily life of one of Cairo's most historic neighbourhoods.

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Exhibition opening: The Artisans of al-Darb al-Ahmar by Christopher Wilton-Steer

I am excited to announce that an exhibition of my photographs will open on 22 March at the Royal Geographical Society, London. The exhibiton celebrates the people, culture and activity that takes place in al-Darb al-Ahmar, a historic district of Cairo that is home to 1,000 artisan workshops.

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