Youssef Nabil was born in Cairo in 1972, and has lived and worked in Paris and New York since 2002. He began his photography career in 1992 by staging tableaux in which his friends acted out melodramas recalling film stills from the golden age of Egyptian cinema. Later, while he was living in New York and Paris, he began photographing artists and friends, producing both formal portraits as well as placing his subjects in the realms of dream and sleep, pictured on the edge of consciousness and far from their public personas.
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