framing the future cairo
The NOOR Foundation in collaboration with ItF and the Cairo-based Contemporary Image Collective organized a working conference in Cairo, Egypt, from 14 to 19 May 2011.
“Framing the Future” was about regional interaction between photojournalists and digital media activists to share lessons learned from different experiences earlier in the year during the “Arab Spring”, questioning the role of reporting and images in revolutionary movements in the Arab region.
Participants came from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Iraqi Kurdistan, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen, all professional journalists in the digital age. The project included two parallel four-day workshops for photojournalists and digital journalists and a two-day concluding conference where both groups joined with digital media activists, journalists and other experts.
A group presentation of the work of the participating photographers was developed that was exhibited in Marseille as part of the group exhibition “Révolutions Arabes” curated by Alain Mignam.
Framing the Future was generously supported by DOEN Foundation.