Friday the 12th of May,
Mohamed Mahdy received his two prizes at the award ceremony of the World Press Photo 2023 at De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, where this year’s exhibition opened on the same day.
Mohamed Mahdy on stage for an interview about his project “Here, The Doors Don’t Know Me”. As part of the award ceremony, the four Global winners of the World Press Photo 2023 were interviewed on stage about their projects. Photo: Søren Pagter/DMJX
Mohamed Mahdy won in the
Open Category at World Press Photo 2023 with his interactive project “Here, The Doors Don’t Know Me”
Since 2015, in collaboration with local residents, Mohamed Mahdy has documented how inhabitants are suffering from the rapid urban development in Alexandria, Egypt.
One of the chapters was added to the photo project while Mohamed Mahdy was a student at DMJX in the spring and autumn terms, 2022. Here he was part of the international photojournalism programme at DMJX in Aarhus on a scholarship from the ECCA Family Foundation.
The Awards Celebration was held at De Nieuwe Kerk on at Friday the 12th of May 2023. Photo: Søren Pagter/DMJX
Three of the four Global winners before the award ceremony. From right Mads Nissen, Anush Babajanyan and Mohamed Mahdy. The fourth Global winner was Evgeniy Maloletka, who also won the World Press Photo of 2023. Photo: Søren Pagter/DMJX
Mohamed Mahdy on stage to receive his prize as Global winner in the Open Category of the World Press Photo 2023. His Royal Highness Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands handed over all prizes and Mohamed Mahdy was on stage twice. First as regional winner of the African region. Then, as Global winner. Photo: Søren Pagter/DMJX
Mohamed Mahdy and Anush Babajanyan on stage for an interview about their winning projects. Photo: Søren Pagter/DMJX
Mohamed Mahdy among of World Press Photo winners and staff for a group picture after the award ceremony. Photo: Søren Pagter/DMJX
Mohamed Mahdy and Søren Pagter in front of Mahdy’s prize winning story exhibited at at De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam. The project will be a part of the World Press Photo exhibition that will travel the World within the next year.
Saturday the 13th of May, the day after the award ceremony, the World Press Photo exhibition opened for the public. On the same day, World Press Photo held the event “The Stories That Matter”, where the winners showcased their work and engaged in conversation with the audience. Photo: Søren Pagter/DMJX
Mohamed Mahdy in conversation with guests at his exhibition at World Press Photo. Photo: Søren Pagter/DMJX
You can read a previous article about Mohamed Mahdy and his project