Laura El-Tantawy (b. 1980) is an Egyptian photographer who lives in London. She holds an MA in Art and Media Practice from the University of Westminster, London (2011). The experience of living between East and West for much of her life informs her work. She is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, including FOAM Talent (2012) and winner of the Best Photo Book Public Vote (2015) at Fotobookfestival Kassel, Germany. In 2016 Laura El-Tantawy was short-listed for the prestigious Deutsche Borse Photography Foundation Prize for the self-published book, In The Shadow of the Pyramids . Selected recent exhibitions include: - Beyond Here Is Nothing, Seen Fifteen, London (2017); Deutsche Borse Photography Prize exhibition, The Photographers’ Gallery London (2016); The Cube, Deutsche Borse Foundation, Frankfurt, Germany (2016); Art Now, Festival of Art and Journalism, LCC, London (2016); In The Shadow of the Pyramids, Gulf Photo Plus, Dubai UAE (2015).