Tamboly is a professional photography and art director who has been credited with several awards for his outstanding contributions to the world of photography. Over the years, photography has become more of a lifestyle for him and not just a profession. His areas of specialities are; Conceptual photography, People/Portrait Photography, architecture and travel photography.
He had his first connection with a camera as a child. At age 8, he owned his first camera which ignited a spark in his curious mind introducing him to destiny. Before having any proper education in photography, Tamboly developed a unique artistic vision regarding the importance of light, design, and colour coordination.
His education journey in arts started in the year 1996 when he joined the Faculty of Applied Arts and studied advertising, publishing & printing at the light photography department. In November 2001, A.Tamboly obtained his Bachelor in Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS).
After university, he decided to take a teaching job as a drawing teacher in a primary school where he taught drawing for six months. Leaving his teaching job, he decided to become a freelance photographer. He began coming into the limelight by participating in a wide range of photo salons, group exhibitions, biennales, and festivals, besides travelling on photography expeditions to countries like; Greece, Egypt, Syria, Switzerland, Cyprus, Turkey, and Jordan.
Subsequently, Tamboly gained certification in Graphic design and worked as an event photographer in Zürich, Switzerland. His success story started in 2004 after his second solo exhibition which had been covered by international TV and Media, ever since he has been committed to improving himself and expanding his knowledge in his area of expertise.
In December 2004 he took part in a project from the Sound & Light Co. in Egypt, where he created new documentation and creative visuals from the Sound and Light shows in Karnak, Fiela and Abou Simbel. The following year (2005), he was awarded the photography prize from the French Cultural Centre in Rencontré de l’image festival.
After relocating in 2005 to Berlin, Germany, Tamboly has successfully worked with several artists, ventures, fashion designers and other organizations globally. He also ventured into Video production in 2006 and since then has produced several short movies and video clips.
Tamboly started working for several music magazines from 2009 including, Metalhammer and Rollingstone and photographed a variety of rock stars, among them Billy Idol, Alice Cooper, Papa Roach, The Boss Hoss, Iron Maiden, W.A.S.P. and the Beatsteaks.
Besides being a member of the Association of Photographers in London, Tamboly was a member of Jury for the Graphis Awards in Newyork and Oneeyeland Annual Award in India.
Hasselblad Masters Awards, shortlisted 2018
Felix Schoeller Award, Shortlisted, portraits 2018
International Photography Awards, honorable mentions 2017
Global Entrepreneur Award, finalist 2017
Deutschlands Beste Fotografen, Germany's best photographers 2017
Sony World Photography Awards, Portrait finalist 2016
Moscow international photography awards, 3x nominee 2016
IPOTY, International photographer of the year, architecture 2016
International photography awards, 3rd Place 2015
IPA, Oneshot, honorable mention 2015
Gold, Graphis Annual Photography Awards, Newyork 2015
Silver, Graphis Annual Photography Awards, Newyork 2015
La Grande Awards, honorable mention, portrait 2015
La Grande Awards, nominee, architecture 2015
Moscow international photography awards (First, second, third in different categories) 2016
Fine art photography Awards, nominee 2016
PX3 Paris, silver 2016
PX3 Paris, People's choice, Bronze 2016
Trierenberg super Circuit, gold medal 2016
ONE EYELAND PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2015
ONE EYELAND GOLD AWARD, PEOPLE CATEGORY, 2015
ONE EYELAND GOLD AWARD, ADVERTISING CATEGORY, 2015
ONE EYELAND GOLD AWARD, FINEART CATEGORY, 2015
BFF MERIT AWARD 2015
GOLD GRAPHIS ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, NEW YORK 2015
SILVER GRAPHIS ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, NEW YORK 2015
200 BEST AD PHOTOGRAPHERS WORLDWIDE, LÜRZER’S ARCHIVE
BEST OF THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHERS 2014, ONE EYELAND
FINEART PHoTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR, SILVER, ONE EYELAND 2014
PEOPLE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR, SILVER, ONE EYELAND 2014
PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD – RENCONTRÉ DE L’IMAGE, FRENCH CULTURAL CENTRE – CAIRO 2005
BEST OF THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHERS 2015, ONE EYELAND
2003 DEC – MOTION AND SILENCE
2004 MAR – MYSTERY, FACULTY OF FINE ARTS
2003 DEC – MOTON AND SILENCE, CAIRO
2009 MAY – TIMELESS, WAVE GOTHIK TREFFEN, LEIPZIG
2011 FEB – EGYPT FACES, AKADEMIE DER KÜNSTE, BERLIN
2011 MAR –WENDE IN DER ARABISCHEN WELT, HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT
2014 NOV - EVE'S GLORY, SOMO GALLERY, BERLIN
2015 JAN - EVE'S GLORY, P103, BERLIN
2015 MAR – EVE’S GLORY, THE BALLERY, BERLIN
GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND CONTESTS:
BFF TRIEBWERK – BIKINI BERLIN
SOMERSET HOUSE SONY PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITON – LONDON
PHOTOKINA - COLOGNE
BFF TRIEBWERK – BIKINI BERLIN
BFF UPDATE – HAMBURG
BFF TRIEBWERK – SPINNEREI– LEIPZIG
MONAT DER FOTOGRAFE – MERCEDES ME STORE– HAMBURG
BFF AWARD WINNER EXHIBITON– HAUS DER WIRTSCHAF– STUTGART
AD STARS FESTIVAL, BUSAN, SOUTHKOREA
KAPA INTERNATIONAL PHOTO EXHIBITION, BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA
KODAK ANNUAL CONTEST, CAIRO-EGYPT
CHINA INTERNATIONAL PRESS CONTEST, SCHANSZHEZ-CHINA
PHOTOEGYPT INTERNATIONAL PHOTO EXHIBITION, CAIRO-EGYPT
RENCONTRES DE L’IMAGE, CENTRE CULTURAL FRANCAIS, CAIRO-EGYPT