Sara Sallam [1991] is an Egyptian media artist, designer and documentary photographer, currently based in the Netherlands. She has pursued a B.A. in Media Design [2013], and an M.A. in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography [2015]. She works with still and moving images, sound, writings and interfaces. Her growing interest in interdisciplinary artistic research and non-linear narrative strategies is reflected in her independent projects. Her photobook 'The Invisible' was shortlisted in Kassel Photobook Award, PhotoIndependent Art Fair, and was exhibited in Offprint London and Format Festival. She was nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass [2017]. Next to her documentary practice, she has worked in film editing, web design, and motion graphics in Cairo, Berlin, and Dubai.

CURRICULUM VITAE:

Grantee, Arab Documentary Photography Program
supported by | Magnum Foundation, Arab Fund for Art and Culture, Prince Claus Fund
duration | sept 2016 - mar 2017
type of work | documentary photography
project | the fourth pyramid belongs to her

Part-time Webdesigner
where | alchemy design studio [ cairo, egypt ]
duration | may-july 2016
type of work | web and interface design

Masters of Arts in Documentary Photography [ with distinction ]
where | university of the arts london [ London College of Communication ]
duration | 2015
type of work | documentary photography
project | the invisible: faith as a phenomenon

Film Editor
where | avonbiehl studio [ berlin, germany ]
duration | november-december 2014
type of work | feature documentary film editing

Part-time Media Designer
where | alchemy design studio [ cairo, egypt ]
duration | april-october 2014
type of work | graphic, web design and branding

Intern, Film Editing
where | avonbiehl studio [ berlin, germany ]
duration | february 2014
type of work | film editing

Participant, Workshop Documentary Photography 'Layer of Green'
where | goethe institut, contemporary image collective [ cairo, egypt ]
duration | nov 2013
type of work | photography

Workshop on Social Transformation
where | goethe institut [ cairo, egypt ], e-werk [ freiburg, germany ]
duration | june-july 2013
type of work | installation
collaboration | Ghada Fikri, Manuel Kalla & Jonas Constandin

Participant, Photography Summer School
where | berliner kunsthochschule [ berlin, germany ]
duration | august 2012
type of work | photography
projects | interesting nothing - leute in berlin - portraitures

Bachelor of Applied Sciences and Arts [ with honors ]
where | the german university in cairo [ cairo, egypt ]
duration | september 2008 - june 2013
type of work | research and practical project
project | threads of memories

Design Intern and Online Part-time Designer
where | nervora digital media group [ dubai, emirates ]
duration | september 2011 - february 2012
type of work | graphic and web design

Freelance Motion Designer
where | alzwad IT service [ cairo, egypt ]
duration | july 2011 & february 2012
type of work | motion graphics

Junior Teacher Assistant
where | the german university in cairo [ cairo, egypt ]
duration | february 2011 - june 2011
type of work | video production and web design
university page | final cut tutorial

One-month Visiting Student
where | animation school of hamburg [ hamburg, germany ]
duration | september 2010
type of work | 2D animation

Junior Teacher Assistant
where | german university in cairo [ cairo, egypt ]
duration | february 2010 - june 2010
type of work | theory in moving images

Lecturer Assistant in Theory Department
where | german university in cairo [ cairo, egypt ]
duration | september 2009 - january 2010
type of work | culture theory
project | non intentional design



LANGUAGES:

B1.3 German | Aegyptisch Deutsches Kulturzentrum [Cairo, Egypt] | may-july 2016

IELTS Test | British Council [Cairo, Egypt] | Score: 8.0 | 21 august 2014

TOEFL Test | Internet Based Test | Score: 108 | 19 october 2013

A2.2 Spanish | Instituto Cervantes [Cairo, Egypt] | april-june 2013

B2 German | Goethe Insitut Kairo [Cairo, Egypt] | october-december 2010

A2 German | Ludwig Maximilian Universitaet [ Munich, Germany ] | august 2009

B1 French | DELFT Exam | 18 june 2007