Al Taher

Al is a Toronto native photographer specializing in headshotsAl ( Alaa ) Taher is our photographer for Art of headshots Toronto ” 

Known for his wanderlust, Taher’s photography captures the most memorable visions and showcases Taher’s background in biology — and his love for the natural world as his Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of New South Wales in Australia proves. At first photography was a journal of Taher’s extensive travels around the world, from Antarctica to South East Asia, capturing dramatic landscapes and rare species of Penguins in Antarctica to leopards in the wild in Sri Lanka.

In 2008 he started Alaa Taher Photography (ATP Arts), a photography, production and advertising agency, then later went on to create Sowar Online, the first online stock photography website in the Middle East.

Taher has accumulated eight years of experience in the commercial photography field and has worked for magazines, hotels, restaurants and advertising agencies such as Drive Dentsu, BBDO and FP7. His list of clients also includes Mini Cooper, KPMG Canada, FujiFilm, Canon, Fairmont, The Four Seasons, Martha Stewart Weddings, Procter & Gamble, Credit Agricole Bank, Steigenberger Hotels, Zain Mobil and MenuLava Canada. “


2015   Photo Exhibition. Bubblegum Studios. Toronto, Canada

2014   Nice To Meet You. Creatures Creating. Toronto, Canada  

2012   Egypt World Heritage Sites. InterContinental / UNESCO Collaboration. Cairo, Egypt 

2011    Revolutionary Vision. ABC Art Gallery. Cairo, Egypt 

2011    Preservation & Wildlife: The Other Side of Sinai. InterContinental / National Geographic Collaboration. Cairo, Egypt 

2011    To Egypt With Love II. Safarkhan Art Gallery. Cairo, Egypt 

2011    From The Nile To The Merrimack. Umass Lowell Art Gallery. Massachusetts, USA 

2011    Thawretna-Souretna. Tache Art Gallery. Cairo, Egypt 

2011    To Egypt With Love. Safarkhan Art Gallery. Cairo, Egypt & Frankfurt, Germany. 

2010   Glow. (Solo Exhibition) Cairo Opera House Gallery. Cairo, Egypt 

2009   Lights On The Unknown. (Solo Exhibition) Hanfaninha Gallery. Cairo, Egypt 

2009   Mahmoud Mokhtar Museum. 7th Nile Salon for Photography. Cairo, Egypt 

2009   Sedso Design Group Gallery. Philadelphia, USA 

2009   Partly True Partly False. Hanfaninha Gallery. Cairo, Egypt 

2008   The Animal World In Ancient Egypt. CultNat, Smart Village. Cairo, Egypt. 

2005   Atelier Art Gallery.  Cairo, Egypt. 

2004   Splash Art Exhibition. Sydney, Australia. 

2001    The Society of Modern Art Gallery (awarded the society prize). Cairo, Egypt. 

2000   Townhouse Gallery. Cairo, Egypt. 

2000   Ewart Gallery. Cairo, Egypt.

Al Taher Previous employment –


– Present (8 years 11 months)Toronto, Canada Area

• Developed photography and production company specialized in food, product, fashion, publications, travel, architecture photography and videography
• Published in many renowned publications (Martha Stewart, Enigma)
• Worked on elaborate advertising campaigns for international brands (client list includes: KPMG Canada, Fujifilm Canada, Mini Cooper, Four Seasons, Fairmont, Steigenberger Hotels, Credit Agricole Bank, Canon, Procter & Gamble, Zain Mobile), marketing publications, printed material and outdoor advertising



(3 months)Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Image Specialist


(1 year 9 months)Toronto, Canada Area

• Head of Photography for MenuLava & SoHungry Canada; in charge of all photography, graphic design and photo editing
• Created strategy and material for online marketing, e-commerce and social platforms
• Developed campaigns and collaborated with the advertising team
• Worked with and photographed over 150 clients ranging from franchises to independents vendors

Head of Photography


(3 months)Toronto, Canada Area

Healthcare CFO/CXO Summit


(7 years)

• Awareness raising campaign coordinator for the development of protected areas in Saloum, Egypt (IUCN fund)
• Coordinated meetings and worked and implemented public awareness media campaigns
• Coordinated biodiversity conservation projects

(Open)1 organization

Project Developer


(4 months)

• Worked in coordination with UNDP, GEF and EEAA (Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency)
• Conducted wildlife conservation projects
• Produced project proposals, reports and worked on fundraising


(2 years 7 months)

• Conducted research in support of the program’s investigations to isolate and/or detect infectious disease in the vector biology research program
• Worked on viruses, bacterial pathogens (using ELISA) and protozoans (Malaria spp., Leishmania spp., West Nile Virus, Rift Valley Fever, Sindbis Virus, Rickettsia, Borrelia and Bartonella) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health

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