Nada Elissa, born in 1990, in the city famous for its high standing pyramidal structures in Gizeh and ancient symbolic art mastered to show a profile and frontal view at the same time.

The School of Life is, for her, where she really absorbs information. Organisms and ecosystems are an integral part of her inspiration; they help her develop her creative side and admiration for regenerative design.

Photography remains her main medium of expression. In 2015, she was awarded for one of the best female photographers by Photo Boite’s 30UNDER30 and her work has been showcased in publications such as Brownbook, Vogue and The Wire. Elissa is part of the inception team behind Zawya, the first art house cinema in Egypt as well as an environmental educator with Dayma.

When she is not busy multitasking, Elissa enjoys gardening, taking care of bees and making music – something she cannot live without. Always looking for new opportunities to broaden her horizons, she aims to exchange knowledge in a community setting that learns and evolves together.

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