Heba El Begawi

About Me

I am an Egyptian photographer and former architect living in the dynamic and incomparable city of Cairo, Egypt.

My passion for photography was ignited years ago, exploring the rich and vast architecture of Cairo as a student, and further ignited by my love for travel, adventure, and global cuisine.

I believe that a photo is a way of exploring and delivering the beauty of a place. It helps you to communicate more deeply with yourself and with the people around you.

My first documentary project came about by chance, in 2002, while working on a conservation project of Bab Zeweillah (one of the last standing gates of the Old City). Soon after, I began to study photography more formally. After almost a decade as an architect, I took a leap of faith and decided to transform my passion to purpose. I quit my day job and committed to building a career in photography.

Today, I work with a diversity of clients and content. Alongside my newest passion, food photography, I continue to indulge my love for still street and architectural photography. I also lead photography walking tours through the vibrant and timeless streets of my beloved city.


Gear List

Fujifilm X-T10
Fujifilm X-T3
Fujifilm X-T4

XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR
XF10-24mmF4 R OIS WR
XF23mmF2 R WR
XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro
XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR