Shawkan is an imprisoned Egyptian Photojournalist. As part of a live brief with Amnesty International, we created giant hands holding an imaginary camera. Inspired from a striking photo of Shawkan miming a camera though the bars of his cell. They were to draw attention to his imprisonment for documenting though photography.
The hands were used in a campaign day on the South Bank, London. The public were encouraged to interact with the props and have their photo taken symbolically which was then uploaded onto our website and social media platforms. Online a gallery of Shawkans photojournalism could be viewed alongside photos taken on the day. This drew a stark link between the reason behind his detention.
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