Osama Dawood

Osama is a photographer from Egypt currently based in Madrid, who studied in San Francisco and worked at Townhouse, an iconic gallery and arts space in Cairo.

Osama's photographs look at the built environment in the city of Muscat, Oman where Osama moved to work as a lecturer. His Muscatscapes as he calls them show the burgeoning construction in this Gulf city, where shopping malls and private condos are increasingly popular. In his mesmerising photographs, cranes and buildings half finished sprawl through the wilderness of the natural environment, creating an incongruous "landscape" that proposes a strangely seductive space.