Join today and enjoy unlimited free entry to all V&A exhibitions, Members-only previews and more
Explore historic photographs of local people going about their daily lives. Images of Cairo’s streets were popular with tourists and photographers found plenty to catch their eye in the bustling city, especially around the bazaar, Khan al-Khalili. The museum bought many of these photographs a century ago as a record of Cairo’s architecture. Today, we also appreciate them for the way they captured the city’s ordinary inhabitants. Plus, learn how this photograph collection has relevance for conservation and restoration work in Cairo today.