Nubia

Aswan, Egypt, 2014 - 2016

 

In 1902 Nubians were forcibly displaced from their lands when the Aswan Low Dam was built by the British colonizers, and again in 1960, after Egypt’s independence, with Gamal Abdel Nasser’s Aswan High Dam. With the construction of the Aswan High Dam and the formation of Lake Nasser, to its south, the Nubians ancestral land was completely submerged forcing the exodus of the population of Old Nubia. 120,000 Nubians who lived, fished and cultivated these lands for thousands of years were forcibly uprooted and relocated to resettlement communities; concrete shacks which have formed into ghettos. 

 

The photographs document the landscape of Lower Nubia along the Nile River in Upper Egypt. 

 © 2020 Anthony Hamboussi

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