On his 13th birthday Aly took over his dad’s kodak camera, put a label with his name on it, and considered it as a “self-gift”! Aly then started to document everything around him from his point of view, with eyes looking for the story behind the picture, not just looking for mere beauty.
During the 2011 Egyptian revolution Aly’s passion for freedom led him to capture this historical event in his own way. He then had the time to reflect on his personal trajectory and decided to take one of the hardest decisions that would shape his life all together, giving up his career in mechanical engineering and starting a career in photography. Among other events, Aly proudly participated in “People are the red line” photography exhibition and “Cairo - New Testimonies of an ongoing Revolution," Exhibition Touring Germany 2012-2013 and “Shoof” photography exhibition 2014, in addition to judging a photo competition sponsored by Nokia 2014
For Aly, the contradictions between what is perceived as beautiful and what is perceived as ugly are guiding frames for the multiple narratives his pictures tell. Aly told his stories in pictures since then. Observing the world around him, different cultures, lifestyles, and geographies, Aly is always longing for a chance to tell a story of joy, passion and humanity.