Mostafa Bassim

Visual Storyteller + Photojournalist and Documentary photographer / Based in New York, New York

Mostafa Bassim is a photojournalist and documentary photographer based in New York City. His work focuses on documenting the daily lives and occurrences of marginalized communities. In 2012, Mostafa co-founded "Sotna", a local... read on
Focus: Photographer, Photojournalist, Filmmaker, Journalist, Videographer, Documentary, News, Photography, Art, International News, Freelance
Skills: Photojournalism, Visual Producer
Clients: National Geographic Magazine
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Available in New York, New York
Focused on Photographer, Photojournalist, Filmmaker, Journalist, Videographer, Documentary, News, Photography, Art, International News, Freelance
Skilled at Photojournalism, Visual Producer
Coverage Regions: Africa Middle East USA & Canada
Languages Spoken: English, Arabic
Years of experience: 6 to 10
Mostafa Bassim is a photojournalist and documentary photographer based in New York City. His work focuses on documenting the daily lives and occurrences of marginalized communities.

In 2012, Mostafa co-founded "Sotna", a local newspaper in Cairo to document the aftermath of the January 25th revolution in Egypt, and the atrocities committed by the regime. During this time, he covered various events ranging from the aftermath of the Egyptian Revolution to its economic and societal effects for the Associated Press, and AFP.  

In 2017, due to the ongoing crackdown on activists and journalists in Egypt, he had to seek asylum in the  the US. Once settled between New York City and Washington D.C.—he began documenting the Arab community in the American diaspora. In 2021, he graduated from the International Center of Photography in New York City from the visual journalism and documentary practices program.


Mostafa's work has been published in various publications, including National Geographic, AP, Anadolu,  EPA, Aljazeera, and AJ+.  His images have been exhibited internationally at the ICP museum, AFAC 10th Anniversary exhibition in Lebanon, Photo Istanbul and No pictures please exhibition in Berlin Germany.

He is a grant recipient of the 2016 Arab Documentary Photography Program under Magnum Foundation, AFAC, and the Prince Claus Foundation. In 2017 and 2019, he participated in the prestigious New York Times Portfolio Review, and was the winning recipient of Nikon’s contest "MyNikonLIfe".


Currently, he is a freelance photojournalist covering breaking news across the United States.
He is available for assignments and commissions.
Clients:
National Geographic Magazine