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City of the Dead

  • Prize
    Silver in Press/People/Personality
  • Photographer
    Alina Fedorenko

The City of the Dead is an ancient cemetery that became a
residential neighborhood in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo's alternative for
those who are the poorest, live in this area between graveyards. A
life between tombs and mausoleum structures, where people live
and work amongst the dead. The settlement is far from legal, but
the Egyptian government has long since given up on evicting
residents.The first cemetery caretakers have passed the jobs on to
their children and so generations living and raising families at the
same place without moving. The neighborhood is poorly policed,
crime is on the rise, some of the criminals found here a place, next
to families who raise children. Many women are forced to live in
extreme poverty after the death of the man. Widows and their
children face discrimination and outright injustice.

Awards 2016
- International Photographer of the year 2016 (IPOTY) 1st place Editorial: Daily Life (Professional)
- IPA third Prize in Editorial, Environmental Category 2016
- IPA Honorable Mention in Deeper Perspective and Photo Essay and Featured Story 2016
- Honorable Mention People: Travel (Professional) at International Photographer of the year 2016
- Celeste Prize 2016 in Photography & Digital Graphics
2017
- The 10th Pollux Awards Winner in Category People and Daily Life 2017
- Silver Winner at PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2017
- Honorable Mention at PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2017
- Runners up for the First Biennale Grand 2017 Critical Mass 2017 Finalist Top200
- Shortlisted for Best Emerging Photographer Felix Schoeller Photo Award
- Honorable Mention Editorial : Environmental at International Photographer of the year
- Honorable Mention Deeper Perspective at International Photographer of the year
- 1st place Winner in Category People: Family at IPA International Photographer of the Year 2017
- Photographer of the Year Category People at IPA International Photographer of the Year 2017
- Borders, boundaries and edges Group Exhibition of LensCulture Network Photographers 2017
- Finalist at the 10th Julia Margaret Cameron Award in editorial and documentary Category 2017
- Finalist at The 5th Jacob Riis Editorial Award 2017
- Life Framer edition IV – World Travelers Winning Image Top 20
- Chromatic Award 2017 Honorable Mentions: Culture, Professional
- Chromatic Award 2017 Honorable Mentions: Photojournalism, Professional