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The ELISAVA Master in Photography and Design is a postgraduate degree course that addresses photography as an open discipline in which students are encouraged to create extensive, highly complex photographic projects as well as exploring the latest contemporary approaches to artistic creation, with an emphasis on innovation, experimentation and investigation, both theoretically and practically.

Dalia Hussein’s end-of-course final project consists of a series of self-portraits that explore conceptions of cultural identity and the female gender in Egyptian culture, where most women exist on the margins of society and are disparaged, intimidated and regarded as a burden. The aim of the work is to give them visibility and a voice by putting the spotlight on and denouncing out loud the suffering that many of these women are obliged to undergo.