The Cotton Sack

The Cotton Sack
The Cotton Sack

The Cotton Sack

Taken in Egypt
Mohamed plays behind a cotton sack. He joins his parents during cotton harvest season as they work in the morning shift. Cotton production is very labor intensive.The season usually runs through the fall. Farmers have to work in the scorching sun up to 10 hours per day. They struggle through the heat and the burning sun as they race to finish their shift. The growth of the cotton crop from a seed until it's spun and woven into threads, requires a lot of hands in it.

  • A3 fine art print on Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre (200gsm)
  • Uncropped — check the image preview carefully to see a preview of the presentation
  • Packaged on foam-board, covered by a plastic sheet
  • Worldwide shipping

Regular price Dhs. 495.00
Tax included.

Amina Kadous is a visual artist based in Cairo. Her work tackles concepts of memory and identity. A linkage between the past and present, the exploration of time serves, for her, as a means for understanding who she is as a person. Her work has been exhibited locally and Internationally.

She exhibited as part of the Photography Biennale of the contemporary Arab world at the Cite Des Arts in Paris in 2019. She participated at the 12th edition of the Bamako Biennale of Photography and being awarded the Centre Soleil d’Afrique Prize for her project, “A crack in the Memory of My Memory”. This prize is awarded to an outstanding female artist from Africa whose work shows signs of promise and development. Her work was also exhibited at the The AfriKa Museum and Tropen museum in the Netherlands part of the World Press group exhibition,“ Connecting views: Talents from the APJD”. She was awarded a grant from Magnum Foundation and Prince Claus foundation and was one of the top ten finalists for the Everyday projects grant for her current long-term series “ White Gold”. In 2022, She was awarded the Contemporary African photography Prize for her project “White Gold”, in the same year she was also awarded the Prix De La Photo Madame Figaro at Arles photography festival for the same series.In 2023 her project “ White Gold” was also nominated for the Prix Pictet prestigious award and was awarded one of Sheikh Saoud Al Thani Awards. Recently she won the open call for Kranj Photo Festival for the theme “human and nature” for her long term project, “White Gold”.

The profits (AED438 / $119.25) of each print sold will be given to artists currently in Gaza and the West Bank.

Prints are available for AED495.00 ($134.77). Here are the costs:

  • Printing and packaging: AED32.00 ($8.71)
  • 5% VAT: AED25.00 ($6.81)
  • Shipping: paid additionally by you, the buyer, and goes directly to the shipping company — no profits are generated from this.
  • Transfer fees: this cost depends on the recipients choice of transfer method, but this will be covered by the facilitating parties, and will not impact the final profit value

Gulf Photo Plus has been selling artwork by regional photographers since 2013, sharing profits equally. For this sale, all profits will be transferred to the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), which will then be distributed by AFAC to a group of Palestinian image-makers — how they use these funds is then wholly at their discretion. We will publicly provide proof of transfer at the conclusion of the sale.