Born in Egypt and spending the remainder of his early adolescence in Bahrain, Mohab Kamel returned to Egypt to complete high school and begin his degree in Mass Communications (Journalism) at October 6 University.
Mohab developed a passion for photojournalism at an early age, when his father gave him his first camera, a Nikon-FA 1987 model – which he still has today (photo above).
He worked for “Al-Wafd” a local newspaper as a photojournalist and enjoyed a brief stint as a freelance photojournalist for Associated Press and other agencies. His talents were officially recognised by Al Jazeera in 2011 for his photo coverage of the Egyptian Revolution, and received an award from Al Jazeera Documentary Film Festival 2011.
Since then, Mohab worked at some TV channels as an Executive Producer and decided to focus on freelance news photography.
In early 2013, he moved to Australia to start and pursue a new life and new dream, based in Sydney and working as a freelance photographer and a radio broadcaster at SBS.
In 2016 he made a big career shift to Information Technology and worked at Apple as a Senior Technical Advisor and still has his passion for photography as a hobby on the side, he moved to Brisbane for a year and half, followed by Australia’s capital “Canberra” after completing a Master degree of Cyber Security and working in the Australian Government, then back to sunny Brisbane where he is currently based.