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Salih Basheer (born in 1995, in Omdurman, Sudan) is a Sudanese photographer. After finishing high school in Sudan, he moved to Cairo in 2013 and received his Bachelor's degree in Geography from Cairo University in 2017. During his studies in Egypt, he started as a self-taught photographer, and subsequently studied PhotoJornalism in Denmark.

In 2021, Basheer received the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund student grant for his personal project 22 Days in Between. For the same project, Basheer was awarded the Everyday Projects Grant, In January 2023, Basheer published 22 Days in Between, the first ever photo-book by a Sudanese photographer, and the book was awarded the 2023, Les Rencontres d’Arles Photo-Text Book Award.


2023, 22 Days in Between

Grants & Awards

2023, Les Rencontres d’Arles Photo-Text Book Award 2023- Winner

2022, AFAC Visual Arts Grants

2022, Tasweer, The Sheikh Saoud Al Thani Awards

2022, Magnum Foundation, Counter Histories initiative grant

2022, Contemporary African Photography Prize – CAP Prize| Shortlist


2022, Loose Joints Publishing Performance Award - Shortlist


2021, W. Eugene Smith STUDENT Grant


2021, Everyday Projects Grant

2019, Arab Documentary Photography Program, Magnum Foundation & the Prince Claus Fund (PCF)


2021,  8th annual New York Portfolio Review, New York, USA.

2020, Joop Swart Masterclass, World Press Photo "Nominee".

2019, Invisible Borders workshop the occasion of the 12th Bamako Photography Encounters Bamako, Mali.

2019, Foundry Photojournalism Workshop, Kigali, Rwanda.

2019, Nikon-NOOR Academy | Masterclass Vienna, Austria.

2018, The Red Pill: Uncharted territories of personal Narrative Liberation, Gulf Photo Week, Dubai, UAE.



2018  _ "Cairo Photo Week" festival, Cairo, Egypt.


Solo Exhibition:

2023, 22 Days in Between, Ex Nihilo Photography artspace, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Group Exhibition:

2024, NO BORDER IS FOREVER,Projektraum Bethanien,Berlin, Germany

2023, Atla, Young Danish Photography, Copenhagen, DK.

2023, PHOTO FAIRS New York, USA.


2023, Tasweer Photo Festival, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar. 


2023, Cairo Photo Week 2023: SARD III Exhibition, Cairo, Egypt.


2022, An Expression Of Absence, Bronx Documentary Center, New York, USA.

2022, Habibi, les révolutions de l'amour, Institut Du Monde Arabe, Paris, France.

2022, Photoville Festival, Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York City, USA.

2022, 13th edition of the Rencontres de Bamako, Bamako, Mali.

2021, Mon ami n'est pas d'ici, Institut Du Monde Arabe-TOURCOING, Lille, France.

2021, Mon ami n'est pas d'ici, Les Rencontres à l'échelle, Marseille, France.          

2021, More Than a Number, Diffusion Photo Festival, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.

2021, Through the lens of - Photographers from the African Photojournalism Database, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

2021, World Press Photo Exhibition in Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany.

2020, Connecting views: 16 talents from the APJD AfrikaMuseum, Berg en Dal, the Netherlands.

2020, All What I Want is Life, Gulf Photo Plus, Dubai, UAE.   


2019, Invisible Borders slide show presentation 12th Bamako Photography Encounters Bamako, Mali.

2019, Arab Street, Vol II, Gulf Photo Plus, Dubai, UAE.                                          

2019, Vantage Point Sharjah 7, Sharjah Art Foundation art spaces Al Mureijah Square Gallery 1 & 2, Sharjah, UAE.

2019, Slideshow Fest, the Odesa Photo Days Festival, Odesa, Ukraine.

2018, Addis Foto Fest Group exhibition fifth edition, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


2021, Diploma in photojournalism from Danish school of media and journalism. Aarhus, Denmark. 

2017, Bachelor in Geography. Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.





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