Egyptian photographer Laura El-Tantawy, who shares her time between Cairo and London, has a unique visual voice. Her photos capture people in a way that is at the same time intimate and distant, close by and faraway. In the ongoing series Shadow of the Pyramids: Egypt, she portrays her country at a time of big changes. The first part in the series, Chapter 1: Time of Mubarak, explores Egyptian identity – a theme El-Tantawy has worked with since 2005. What started as a project to document the everyday life of Egyptians has evolved into capturing the conditions of post-revolutionary society, where the struggle for “bread, justice and social dignity” continues. Today, Mashallah News features a selection of the series. Find El-Tantawy’s entire work here .