Roger Anis

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A Closet Full of Dreams

In Closets Full of Dreams I’m Opening many girls closets, showing girls dreams and fears and their own stories in a society where women is facing danger, sexual Harassment​ and oppression in the street every day. It is a true story about almost every Egyptian girl or women I know that you will always find something in her closet that she never wear or wear it once and never did again because what she faced in the street or even among her own family and friends. ​ For me the closets is a symbol for our mind if I can wear everything I can think about everything, if I cannot wear everything I cannot think and speak about everything It’s the simple and initial rules of being free, it is the freedom to wear what you want. If you find a society where people cannot wear what they want I believe that they also cannot talk and think about all what they want or do not want. ​ The idea came to me after so many stories and complaints that i hear from a lot of close female friends about their dreams in wearing dresses and their sadness in storing their nice clothes and not wearing it because of the fear of the street and society.

A Revolution Devours it's Children

Portraits for Detainees Families & Revolutionary figures, were done during an assignment for The Atlantic & Elmundo in the 5th anniversary of the 25th of Jan 2011 Uprising

Revolution Up, Tourism Down

“Tourism may get sick, but it will never die,” a temple guard in Luxor told me, holding on to some hope for the future. Ever since the 2011 revolution, the number of people visiting Egypt has been on the decline—a serious situation in a country where almost a third of the population depends on tourism as a source of income.

On Silent Mood

Nick Vejle is a 24-year-old harbor worker . Two of Nick Vejle’s colleagues had been trying to unload the poisoned fish in the harbor when they lost consciousness because of the fumes. Nick fainted during the rescue attempt, and then found himself on the loading bay until rescue workers reached the spot. Nick was thereby exposed to intoxication and a low oxygen level, which affected his brain, specifically his phonetics and his speech. Nick can't talk again after the accident and lost all his language and to get it back he needs a long therapy and to start learning from scratch. Nick is a father of 2-year-old William and he is reliant on his fiance, Tanja, who is supporting him during his therapy while he tries to get his normal life back. Nick is a very strong person who is fighting with all his strength to get his voice and normal movement back and get back to his family, who surround him with all the love he needs.

I Dream

Children at risk spend a big part of their lives on the streets. As they do not have family or friends to turn to for support, Although their words are simple, it does summarize their dreams and has deep significance worth contemplating.

A Blessed Marriage

A Blessed Marriage is a personal project about me & my partner, in 2015 when we were still in a relationship before we get married.about our fears, dreams and hopes in being together, Marriage in Egypt is very challenging & complicated process from many different sides: traditionally, religiously and economically, there is always challenges waiting for any couple in Egypt.Me & Karoline tried to express about some of these challenges and fears which is not only related to us but can relate to any couple in Egypt.

‘Shaabi’ Beaches

‘Shaabi’ Beaches The word ‘Shaabi’ in Arabic cannot be translated into one word in English. It is a reference to social class, standards, popularity, behavior, culture, and traditional communities. While economic strain hits many in the country financially, Egyptians always find a way of spending at least one day of summer on the beach. Many travel for hours away from their cities and villages in buses, trains, and all kinds of transportation just to get a feel of the sand on their feet and salty water on their bodies. The project, shot with external light to revive the style of old beach photographers who have always shot with flash, focuses on three public beaches the majority of Egyptians visit like, Ras El Bar, Gamasa, and Baltim on the Mediterranean coast. In Egypt, the beach is a reference to people’s backgrounds and social classes. Traditions, music blasted, swimwear, and food are different on public beaches than private ones. This photo essay unveils a layer in Egyptian society through portraiture of families & People on these beaches.