For over ten times I've been to Egypt, my first visit was in the early eighty's. Those where the days. In 1985 I married my Egyptian husband Romani, in Cairo.
27 imagesThe loss of a son. Medo died in a motorbike accident in Cairo, he had just turned eighteen. The loss of a son is something you cannot describe with any words. Sanaa is my sister in law, we love each other very much and as my husband and I where not able to attend the funeral, we decided to return to Egypt for the '40th Day', which is a memorial day and is a major important day in the tradition of the Coptic Orthodox people in Egypt. As it is believed that the soul of the person who dies remains wandering on earth during these 40 days, it comes home, visits places and after this memorial it's a final time to say goodbye. I asked her if it was ok to shadow her, maybe we could both find some relief in this? I bought Sanaa a digital photo album and stored all the photos on it. She played it day and night. It was such an intense experience and I am also grateful that the family trusted me to document their grief. We will always miss you Medo. Nag Hamadi, Egypt 2011. ©Ingetje Tadros
109 imagesFarrah, an Egyptian Wedding. Even though a Wedding Photographer was organised I proposed to do the 'unofficial' photo work, behind the scenes, which I prefer much better. And it gives the viewer the opportunity to see how an Egyptian wedding is organised. (yes it's a loose edit :)- (The wedding of my husband's niece) Hurghada, Egypt, 2018 Shot on IPhone ©Ingetje Tadros
74 imagesFor over ten times I've been to Egypt, my first visit was in the early eighty's. Those where the days. In 1985 I married my Egyptian husband Romani, in Cairo. I have so many photo's, photo albums and now digital images, it's not funny anymore. This is only a small selection and a loose edit. ©Ingetje Tadros