It is with great sadness and a profound feeling of loss that we announce the passing of Mohamed “Mikko” Hassan Abd El Aal, one of Foundry Workship Istanbul 2010’s finest students. A full scholarship will be announced shortly in his name.
The work he produced in Istanbul for Foundry 2010 can be viewed in this slideshow.
This picture and bio are from his website: www.mikkohassan.com
Throughout my life, I lived and worked in Cairo. About two years ago, I graduated from the Akhbar El-Yom Academy with an honorary degree in Journalism. I had my first photographic experience while studying at the academy. For my very first feature, I selected the annual Cairo Spring Flower Exhibition. Since that time, my interest for photography documentations has grown more and more. After graduating, I started to work as a press photographer for the daily newspaper El-Shorouk El Gedid. Growing up in the biggest African city made a big impression on me. Cairo is a city full of contrasts. Besides political issues, like protests and demonstrations, I am interested in features about manufactures in the old part of Cairo. One of these features led to my first prize in the annual press photography competition of Egypt in 2009.