Young Cairo | Head On Photo Festival

Young Cairo


Vitor Queiroz

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Exhibition Description

Judgment comes easy, but sometimes life doesn’t. Taking a stance on quick opinions before trying to understand is a default that comes from the separation and lack of communication between different paths of life, different backgrounds, different futures. But it is precisely the future that can change if we slow down on our judgments and honor the truly rich and remarkable multi cultural country we are.

Young Cairo is a social documentary series, set in Sydney's Inner West, that looks at the daily life of “Cairo”, a 21-year-old south Sudanese hip-hop artist that, just like everyone else, is immersed in the hustling of daily life, trying his best to be a son, a brother, an uncle, an adult and a professional musician.

A look at a world where family and social role models precipitate over each other in a social background that acts as a magnifying glass, revealing the conflicts that teenagers and young adults face nowadays, in all the different shades of us.

Artist Bio

Vitor is a photographer and cinematographer based in Sydney. Dedicating time and purpose to his photography work in parallel with his cinematography career, a balance between commercial TV/online space and photography that searches for social purposes leading him to work with NGO’s and exhibiting as a solo artist with social documentary projects. His passion for revealing the inner image and connection in social inequalities fuels his documentary work in a constant inquiring and compassion towards life.

Artist(s) Social Media

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

08 May 2019 to 18 May 2019

Open Hours

Opening Hours: 
Wednesday - Friday:
11:00 am-5:00 pm
11:00 am-3:00 pm

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