Mr Ashraf Talaat is an acclaimed photographer and filmmaker based in Cairo, Egypt. He has been awarded numerous photographic and film awards, including two Prestigious Medals from the Indian Foreign Affairs Department for his work in India in 2008 and 2016, The Photographer of the Year 2005 by Venice - Italy, and the Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain in documentary and visual journalism in 2007. His journalistic photo essays have been published in various magazines, including National Geographic Arabia, Business, La Revue, and Egypt Today. He has produced more than 100 cultural and living heritage documentary films for Egypt, India, Nepal and China and worked on more than 20 projects for UNHCR,UNESCO and UNDP. Mr Talaat is an Intra-African Trade Fair Goodwill Ambassador.