Jihane ~ Turkije
Van Leo , a photographer, is the eldest laureate; he was born in Jihane, Turkey in 1921. His Armenian family moved to Zagazig, Egypt in 1924. In him the Fund honours the solitary artist. The portraits he made of himself, of everyday people and of film stars and other celebrities form a unique document in the multi-cultural society of Cairo in the second half of the 20th century.