Sameh El Banany stems from a long line of artists; he is the son
of great artist Hosni El Banany, and the grandson of the artist
Youssef Kamel, one of the pioneers of the fine movement. He
obtained his master’s degree in 1975, then traveled to Rome,
Italy to obtain his doctorate in 1979. The visual artist, Sameh El
Banany, Professor of Photography at the Faculty of Fine Arts,
sought to portray an image of all the different scenes he saw in
rural areas or areas that reflect the originality of Egypt, such as
Al-Hussein and Fatimid Cairo. In many of his works, he focused
on palm trees, agricultural areas and many other landscapes.
El Banany’s talent developed long before his enrollment in the
Faculty of Fine Arts. Even though he was brought up amongst a
family of artistic background, his father left him to independently
express that portrays his true self, not directing his style or
techniques. Eventually, he became one of the prodigies who
influenced generations of visual artists in College of Fine Arts.