Ebtihal Shedid is an Egyptian photographer based in San Francisco.

Shedid has an MA in Translation Studies, Linguistics and Cultural Studies

from Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany and 

a BA in German Studies from Cairo University, Egypt.

Between 2006 and 2016, Shedid has been working

as a drama and literature translator, in addition to theater production.


Shedid is self taught and has been working professionally as a photographer since 2016. She is currently an MFA candidate at California College of the Arts.

I am a poet without a mother tongue.  Driven by Sehnsucht- a longing so deep- it has no beginning and no end. I see the world through the languages I speak of which I master none.