Sallie Pisch. Journalist. Photographer. Videographer. Based in Cairo since 2010, Sallie is a photojournalist and eyewitness to the Egyptian revolution as well as an accomplished concert photographer.
Raised in small-town America, Sallie spent her university years in Rome, Italy and travelled in the interior of the Amazon Rainforest for three months in 2009 before relocating to Cairo in March 2010.
As a photographer, Sallie’s images have been featured in international publications including The Middle East Magazine, The Guardian, Marie Claire, and Amnesty International, as well as many local publications in Cairo, including Campus Magazine, Identity Magazine, What Women Want magazine, and Egypt Today. Her photography has also been featured on the front page of The Times of London.
Sallie began her career in journalism with BikyaMasr, an independent news website based in Cairo. After a year with BikyaMasr, she moved on to create the English Edition of Egypt’s most-read Arabic news website, al-Youm al-Saba’a, named ‘Best Website in the Middle East’ by Forbes two years in a row. She now works as a freelance writer, editor, and photographer.
Sallie has only recently begun working with videography. She has done video work for the UNFPA and AUC’s Alumni Community Theatre in addition to working with HarassMap to create a public-service video about street harassment. Sallie works extensively with Cairo’s local music scene, making music and compilation videos for underground musicians including HanyMust, Adam Awad, SimpleXity, and Buzzz, in addition to filming live concert videos.
To see samples of Sallie’s photography, videography, and writing, check out the tabs above.