Karim El Hayawan, born and raised in Cairo, is a street photographer and interior architect. After learning the technical fundamentals from a longtime Reuter’s hand, Alaa Abdel Naby, Karim found his passion in street photography
Cairo wanderings are his prime visual interest and vocabulary, exploring the city’s busy multi-layered cultural skin… from its recognized gems to its abandoned architectural marvels, recording people who represent the genuine essence of what the city has to offer.
Karim’s photos were exhibited at “The Grid Cape Town Biennial in South Africa”, “Off Biennale Cairo – Something Else” – The Benchmark forum in GUST Kuwait, Al-Ahram’s Salon for Fine Arts and Darb1718 in Cairo as well as CNN’s connect the world and various local and international publications.
Karim is also the Co-Founder and principle interior architect of Design Point Studio based in Cairo. Specialized in high-end residential, retail and resort projects. With a range of 40 projects to date, including 7 hotels in the Resort area of Sharm El Sheikh – Red See, permanent team of professionals consisting of 15 architects and designers and collaborating with teams all over the world.
Karim El Hayawan
Photographer – Interior Architect, Design Point Studios