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.
Grants & Awards:
2021, 8th annual New York Portfolio Review, New York, USA.
2019, Foundry Photojournalism Workshop, Kigali, Rwanda.
2023, Cairo Photo Week 2023: SARD III Exhibition, Cairo, Egypt.
2019, Slideshow Fest, the Odesa Photo Days Festival, Odesa, Ukraine.
2017, Bachelor in Geography. Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.