Virginie Nguyen Virginie Nguyen

Born in 1987, I’m graduated in Journalism at IHECS (Institute of High Studies of Social Communications in Brussels) in 2011, I've also attended a semester at The Danish School Of Media and Journalism in order to accurate my formation in the field of photojournalism.
I am now based in Cairo and currently a photojournalist and multimedia producer for the Egyptian online newspaper Mada Masr. Since August 2011, Frederic Pauwels, Gaëtan Nerincx and I have created the Collective HUMA that emphasizes social issues and puts forward a humanist photography.
The last year I’ve been working in Vietnam, Egypt, Syria and Turkey. I’m covering news but also focusing on long-term projects that are linked to social exclusion.
Since last year, I’ve also worked as a freelancer with the newspaper Le Monde, Libération, Causette, L’ Express, De Standaard, Sydney Morning Herald, La Libre Belgique, L’Avenir, Knack. Recently, I’ve taken part to the Worldpress Photo workshop “Reporting change”.

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Police station
Egypt
By Virginie Nguyen
06 Aug 2013

A VAB (Armoured Vanguard Vehicle) in front of the police station 3 of Al Arish, North Sinai. This police station has been attacked 8 times by jihadists groups since 30th of June.

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Police station
Egypt
By Virginie Nguyen
06 Aug 2013

Ahmed Alhan El Abd, Chief officer of the police station number 3 in Al Arish. This police station has been attacked 8 times by jihadists groups since 30th of June.

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Smuggler
Egypt
By Virginie Nguyen
06 Aug 2013

Moussa Abu Mohammed, a bedouin smuggler in Aldhouhair, a village related to Sheikh Zuwaied city, North Sinai.

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Bedouin in North Sinai
Egypt
By Virginie Nguyen
22 Sep 2013

Ibrahim Abu Elayah, a bedouin chief Aldhouhair, a village related to Sheikh Zuwaied city, North Sinai.

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Bedouins in North Sinai
Egypt
By Virginie Nguyen
06 Aug 2013

Bedouins are hanging out togheter after iftar in Aldhouhair, a village related to Sheikh Zuwaied city, North Sinai.

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Egyptian police in North Sinai
Egypt
By Virginie Nguyen
06 Aug 2013

A police officer is posing with his kalashnikov and flak jacket in front of a VAB ( Armoured Vanguard Vehicle) at the police station 3 of Al Arish.This police station has been attacked 8 times by jihadists groups since 30th of June.

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Police officers in North Sinai
Egypt
By Virginie Nguyen
06 Aug 2013

Police officers are posing with their kalashnikov and flak jacket in front of a VAB ( Armoured Vanguard Vehicle) at the police station 3 of Al Arish.This police station has been attacked 8 times by jihadists groups since 30th of June.

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Sheikh Asaad El Beik
Egypt
By Virginie Nguyen
06 Aug 2013

Sheikh Asaad El Beik in his office. He's the sharia judge in Al Arish and also member of the Islamist party Ahl Al Sunna Wa Al Gamaa.