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The series “Cairo: A Beautiful Thing is Never Perfect“by Jonathan Jasberg takes 1st place in the series category. Discover the Fine Art prints from the photographer’s series, and get a unique work of art.
“Cairo: A Beautiful Thing is Never Perfect”
The 15-photo series “Cairo: A Beautiful Thing is Never Perfect” by Jonathan Jasberg offers an intriguing preview of an extensive multi-year project containing over 130 carefully chosen photographs, many of which remain unreleased. This captivating collection kicks off with a stunning postcard-like image of the iconic pyramids and progressively delves into deeper themes and intricate complexities.
Inspired by an ancient Egyptian proverb, “A Beautiful Thing Is Never Perfect,” the series pays homage to Cairo’s hidden intricacies and the photographer’s personal experience and connection with the city. Through these powerful images, viewers can observe a striking contrast between the aesthetic and historical aspects of Cairo and the contemporary tensions and instabilities that shape and impact human existence.
Cairo: a beautiful thing is never perfect
The Rythm of Life Imperfection
The series “Cairo: A Beautiful Thing is Never Perfect” brings to light the full spectrum of human emotions and experiences. Moments of joy, sorrow, eccentricity, and hope are elegantly captured, reflecting the true essence of Cairo and its people.
As the artist defines the city as “far from perfect,” these photographs not only provide a window into the intricate layers of Cairo’s social fabric but also showcase relatable moments that invite viewers to connect with, empathize, and cherish the inherent beauty of diversity.
Eyeshot Magazine #10 | Open Call Edition
This is the tenth issue of Eyeshot Magazine always in limited edition of 500 copies, showcasing the thoughtful and creative photographs of the 70 talented photographers who have been selected as the winners, jurors’ picks and finalists of the Eyeshot Open Call 2022. The artworks were chosen from over 6000 photographssubmitted from more than 100 different countries, making this a truly global showcase of street and documentary photography.
Jonathan Jasberg is a multi-international award winning street and documentary photographer. He began experimenting with various fields of photography shortly after graduating with a degree in Computer Science from the University of Arizona in 2003. Since 2010 he has been living a nomadic lifestyle outside of his home country of the U.S.A.
He now travels internationally full-time, seeking out destinations that interest him from both a cultural and photographic perspective. Jonathan has photographed in over 60 countries and 150+ cities, with numerous repeat visits to Japan, India, Mexico and Egypt where he is involved in multiple long-term photography projects.
The 2022 Eyeshot Open Call saw the submission of over 6.000 photographs by incredibly talented photographers from over 100 different countries. With the participation on an extraordinary jury composed of Marco Savarese, founder and editor-in-chief of Eyeshot, Magnum photographers such as Trent Parke and Emin Özmen, leading representatives of street and documentary photography scene – Vineet Vohra, Siegfried Hansen, Koci Hernandez , Mark Abramson and Isadora Kosofsky – and winners of the World Press Photo Award – Narelle Autio and Kitra Cahana – these artworks were selected for their visual storytelling, creativity, and style in conveying their unique observations of contemporary reality.
Street and documentary photography feel the urgency to elevate the streets of the world into theaters without requiring humans to perform. In front of each of these images, you can mirror yourself. Or you can also just look at them.
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