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Owise Abuzaid (@owiseabuzaid) has his #EyesOn Cairo, “a city of contradictions,” according to the 23-year-old photographer who calls the ancient capital home. “Many historical places sit nearby newly constructed neighborhoods,” Owise says. “There are places that have kept their origins and others have completely shifted and Westernized.” Owise went to school for filmmaking and only started experimenting with photography five years ago. “I don’t think there is a difference between cinema and photography,” he says. “The only thing that matters is the story — and which format could be more interesting and effective in telling that story.” As for his images depicting life in modern Cairo, it’s always an adventure for Owise. “It is a very crowded and an insanely rushing city, which makes it hard to capture real street photography moments!”